- President Boyd K. Packer’s words are plain and precious: “You are a child of God. He is the father of your spirit. Spiritually you are of noble birth, the offspring of the King of Heaven. Fix that truth in your mind and hold to it. However many generations in your mortal ancestry, no matter what race or people you represent, the pedigree of your spirit can be written on a single line. You are a child of God!”
One of Satan's tools he uses on us is to make us feel unworthy of the love that God has for us. If he can take away from us the knowledge or belief that we are children of a loving Father in Heaven, we will lose our identity and self-worth.
- Satan’s proliferating arsenal aims to destroy our belief in and knowledge of our relationship with God. Thankfully, we have been blessed with clear vision and understanding of our true identity from the beginning.
He speaks about the key role that mothers play in raising their children with a knowledge that their children are children of God. This knowledge can help women make it through the trials of raising children and give their children a foundation to build their identity on.
- To mothers, especially young mothers, who often feel overwhelmed and underwater while striving to raise “a sin-resistant generation,” never underestimate your central role in God’s plan. In stressful moments—perhaps when you are chasing little ones and a charred smell from the kitchen informs you that your lovingly prepared dinner is now a burnt offering—know that God sanctifies your most difficult days.
Finally, he concludes with noting that the knowledge that we are children of God will being us hope, peace, and joy.
We sing about being children of God since we are young. The song "I am a Child of God" speaks about our true identity and divine attributes. This song, this knowledge, this understanding, brings peace, joy, and a clear hope to our lives. I am so grateful to have been born to a loving family that taught me about my worth as a son of God. As Elder Taylor says, this knowledge changes everything. We should share this truth with all we come in contact with.