Monday, April 25, 2011

The Sacrament

There are so many things I would have to explain about this to someone who was not a member of our faith, therefore, I will just write it like you know what I'm talking about.

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.


Jeff, Tiffany & Carson said...

That's so exciting! I can't believe Chandler is 12! When I first started babysitting him, you were still trying to get him to stop sucking his thumb. I'm sure you recall bribing him with a trip to Disneyland to see ScoobyDoo which he quickly informed you was Warner Brothers :) He has grown so much! Congrats Chandler!

Katie Price said...

what a great kid. you should be so so proud. of yourself and him.

Natalie said...

Awesome post! I love how he recognized how great it is that he got to do this for the first time on Easter! :)

Anonymous said...

You know I watched him on Sunday... passing the sacrament for the first time and thought to myself that his Mom must be so proud of him! I was proud of him too, he is such a great kid and a great example too, just like his Mom! (not the kid part but the example part, sorry Mel) You have done good, and I am sure he will continue to make you proud... just wait till his mission it's the best!