Life is not easy for any of us. I believe we are here on earth to be tried and tested. It’s not supposed to be easy — and knowing that doesn’t make it any easier. 🙂
So how do we get through this journey we call life? Each of us must find our own way. My personal source of strength is my knowledge and testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know He is always there for me, if I only seek Him out. He will give me peace. The world is a noisy place, however, and sometimes it is not easy to block out the confusion and turmoil of the world. I love to go to the mountains or the ocean where I can easily feel close to the Savior and to my Heavenly Father. When that is not possible, I have another option. I go to the temple — the House of the Lord. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).
The temple is a quiet, reverent, beautiful place where I can go and block out the world. We speak only in whispers in the temple. I can sit in a beautiful quiet room called the celestial room and pray uninterrupted. Then I can sit quietly and listen until I receive answers to prayer, or “personal revelation.” While I pray every day at home and even in my car, those prayers are often hurried or interrupted by life’s challenges. I don’t always have the opportunity to sit back and “listen” for the answers. The temple allows me that opportunity.
Going to the temple also gives me a chance to reflect on the covenants or promises that I made with my Heavenly Father in the temple previously. It reminds me of my commitment to be the best person I can be, to strive to be an honest person, and to live according to God’s commandments.
I’m so grateful to have the temples. The temple is a very sacred place. It is so special to me that I’d like to share it with you today. The short video below has beautiful pictures of temples — inside and outside. The video explains why we build temples, and what we do inside. There is nothing secret about what we do in the temple. We often don’t talk much about it because it is so sacred and special to us, but there is nothing that is mysterious or secret. If you’ve ever been curious about our temples, this short video is your chance to see the inside of temples up close and personal. I invite you to take a look. If you have any questions, leave a comment, and I’d be most happy to answer your questions.