|Isn't he cute??|
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Last week my 12 year old boy received the Priesthood. His dad once explained it to him as, "God giving a little bit of His power to you." I have loved that explanation and have thought about it many times. Well, last Sunday, God gave a little bit of His power to my son Chandler. It was beautiful to witness his ordination and to see this step in my son's progression.
Yesterday he passed the sacrament for the first time. I loved seeing him study and prepare so that he knew just right where to go and to make sure that he didn't mess up. I loved watching him get on his suit and making sure his hair looked just right. I loved how he proclaimed that morning, "The first time I get to pass the sacrament is on Easter! Isn't that great?!"
I love his enthusiasm for the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love that he was so ready and worthy to receive this special gift. I love that the Priesthood was restored to the earth. I am grateful for Joseph Smith. I know he wasn't a perfect man and I don't expect him to have been. He was just a man, called at 14 years old to do the greatest work that has happened in this dispensation. I am grateful for the trials he endured, and for his bravery and compassion towards those who constantly persecuted him. I will ever be grateful for the restoration of the Priesthood that bright morning in 1829 when Joseph Smith was visited by Peter, James and John and the power of the Priesthood was once again restored to the earth.
This week God gave a little of His power to Chandler. And his life will never be the same.