Dear friends, when I became a latter day saint, nearly three decades ago, temples as part of Christian worship felt right. It was another part of the Lord’s church that seemed missing to me.
The House of the Lord
Holiness to the Lord.
This is what it reads on latter day temples. They are truly beautiful, ethereal edifices.
Our dear youngest child, having read the words above the temple doors said to me, “how many houses does the Lord have?” We agreed it must be quite a lot, and then he added “lots especially if you add all the church buildings!”
And in each we can feel His love and know we are His children.
I am very grateful to our Heavenly Father for temples in these last days – they are like ponds of solace in a forest of turmoil and we need to bathe in them as often as we can for the sake of our souls, literally.