October 13, 2009

Five Reasons My Faith Is Important To Me . . .

While in Utah for my Uncle's funeral, I was able to spend a few hours at the historic Temple Square. I captured a few images with my camera that I wanted to share, along with my thoughts on why they are important to me.

First is this building, and one hundred and twenty-nine others like it around the world, where we go to make sacred covenants with the Lord. It is a refuge from the storm and a place of peace. When I'm within its walls I can forget about the craziness of my life and spend time meditating and improving my spirit. In this very building I made the best decision of my life by joining myself to my sweet Hubby in marriage forever.


Next is the building that has this beautiful waterfall cascading down its front facade, where a living prophet speaks and is heard around the world, reminding me that a loving God continues to reveal his will for his children today, just as he did in Biblical times, if we will only have ears to hear and hearts to follow.

Then there's this bronze statue, which reminds me of my pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains of this country, some by covered wagon, some on foot with handcarts, to escape religious persecution and find a place where they could worship God freely, many burying their small children in shallow, cold graves along the way.

And then there is this lovely engraving on a door which represents thrift and industry, and reminds me that hard work, in cooperation with others, can yield the sweetest of results.

And last of all is this statue. I cannot stand in the same room as it without weeping. Because without Him I am nothing, with Him I can accomplish anything and to me He is everything.
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6 comments:

The Queen Vee said...

I totally agree!

Jessie said...

Beautiful images and beautiful testimony. I'm wondering if there isn't one important building missing from your historic downtown SLC tour? You could've posted a photo of a certain, very prominent, earth in relief....

Sue said...

Concise, to the point, and with beautiful pics to boot. Kinda like the articles of faith (wait, those don't have picture...) Love you!

Tobi said...

Very touching. Beautiful pics of SLC. Thanks for posting this.

Apis Melliflora said...

It was very meaningful to see all these special places with you, the Queen and co. as tour guides. I'm so glad your faith is important to you and that you can share that with others so eloquently.

Christy said...

Beautifully said.