03 February 2016

Barriers are not always a bad thing

I used a talk by Elder Von G. Keetch from the October conference as part of the Sunday School lesson last week. We were talking about how God is Our Heavenly Father and how we can get to know Him better by studying the scriptures. I had each student think about the qualities they appreciate in their own father, and what qualities they would like to have themselves as a parent. Then we talked about how God is a loving Father who cares more about us than anything else. We watched the talk as a way to see how what God does is an expression of His love and concern for us.

My favorite quote from the talk is this:
[T]he barriers established by the Lord create for us a safe harbor from the evil and destructive influences that would other wise drag us down to the depths of despair. The Lord's commandments are given out of love and caring.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Rozy Lass,

    I'm sorry that this comment won't have much to do with this blog post, but I'm not sure how else I could contact you. Thank you for your comment on my blog post about the "blessings" of living during the Last Days. The points you brought up were uplifting and encouraging, and I'd like to blog about them as a follow-up blog post. May I have your permission to use your name and thoughts in a blog post explaining why living during the Last Days isn't so bad after all?

    Thank you for your comments on my blog posts. Your comments are always so insightful, I smile when I see that you've left a comment on my blog. I hope you're okay with me blogging about your blog post, but if not, that's alright; I'll think of something else to blog about.

    Thank you for your comment and your consideration.

    Sincerely, Andrew Robarts

    P.S. Thanks for the reminder that barriers can be blessings. It makes me think of how good walls work both ways. Castle walls may seem restrictive, but they keep the enemy out. Good thoughts! Thanks for sharing!