- Our Father’s plan for our happiness and our salvation is shared by our missionaries throughout the world. Not all who hear this divine message accept and embrace it. However, men and women everywhere, just like my young friend at the New York World’s Fair, recognize its truths, and they plant their feet on the path that will lead them safely home. Their lives are forever changed.
President Monson points out that the Savior is at the center of that plan and that we have a role to play in accepting the gifts that the Savior has given us.
- Essential to the plan is our Savior, Jesus Christ. Without His atoning sacrifice, all would be lost. It is not enough, however, merely to believe in Him and His mission.We need to work and learn, search and pray, repent and improve. We need to know God’s laws and live them. We need to receive His saving ordinances. Only by so doing will we obtain true, eternal happiness.
We are blessed to know the plan of God for our lives. We need to share that special message with all the world.
- We are blessed to have the truth. We have a mandate to share the truth. Let us live the truth, that we might merit all that the Father has for us. He does nothing save it be for our benefit. He has told us, “This is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”
President Monson concludes with testifying of the plan of our Heavenly Father.
- I testify of the great gift which is our Father’s plan for us. It is the one perfect path to peace and happiness both here and in the world to come.
Such a simple yet important message our prophet shares with us. The plan of happiness is God's plan for us. God wants us to be happy. He wants us to succeed. He wants us to feel of His and the Savior's love and put our lives on the path that will lead us to true happiness. Our prophet has shared with us the way to be happy in this life and the path that will lead us to happiness in the next. We would be wise to heed his prophetic counsel.