- You are never lost when you can see the temple.
Comparisons between the temple and our homes are shared throughout the talk and Elder Stevenson says that
- The temple will provide direction for you and your family in a world filled with chaos.
As we make the temple a part of our lives, our homes are blessed and we come closer to the Savior. We are reminded of counsel of other prophets when he said:
- The First Presidency has invited “adult members to have a current temple recommend and visit the temple more often”
- President Thomas S. Monson once counseled, “As we touch the temple, the temple will touch us.”
- The Bible Dictionary says: “Only the home can compare with the temple in sacredness.”
Elder Stevenson adds his own council:
- Not only can we turn the doors of our homes to the temple, or the house of the Lord; we can make our homes a “house of the Lord.”
- Understanding the eternal nature of the temple will draw you to your family; understanding the eternal nature of the family will draw you to the temple.
Finally, he closes with two comments from President Boyd K. Packer:
- “Temple. One other word is equal in importance to a Latter-day Saint. Home. Put the words holy temple and home together, and you have described the house of the Lord!”
- “The ultimate purpose of all we teach is to unite parents and children in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, that they are happy at home, sealed in an eternal marriage, linked to their generations, and assured of exaltation in the presence of our Heavenly Father.”
Making the temple an important part of our lives will allow us to make our homes a more sacred and holy place. Our homes will be places where the Spirit can be felt and where those that are in our homes will know our love for the Savior. I need to add temple worship to my schedule more often. By doing so, my home and my family will be blessed.