Today, we can have the same experience as Elijah who felt and heard his Deliverer through a still small voice.
All of us come and partake of the sacrament to remember the Atonement of the Son of God and to witness our willingness to take His name upon us.
We can reach out to all in love, share our faith, and invite them to participate with us. As our friends come to church, we can help them find connections and feel part of a group of friends.
May we all find the joy that comes from the sacred service of welcoming our new and returning members to sacrament, where they can feel the Savior’s love.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we can extend a loving invitation to our friends and all the missing members who we know and love, to come to sacrament meeting where we all can feel loved and build faith in Jesus Christ.
Sacrament meetings are special opportunities to be close to the Savior. For us to make the most of this experience, what can we do to better prepare ourselves?
“Being a covenant people is a privilege, but also a responsibility. It is a responsibility with great promised blessings.”
“We seek to gather God’s children so He can bless them. We want to do so in a way where everyone feels welcome, valued, and loved. So many of our friends, both inside and outside of the Church, need help.”
“The ordinances and covenants of the temple allow us to better understand our Heavenly Father’s plan for us here on the earth; they help us maintain perspective and find hope as we face the challenges of each day; and they bless us with power to improve our lives as they point us clearly to the Savior.”
“When you teach your children to keep simple promises when they are young, this will set the pattern that will empower them to keep holy covenants later in life.”
“Although we owe our Savior an eternal debt which can never be repaid, all He asks of us is that we love God, keep His commandments, and develop a love for all men.”
When we emulate Jesus Christ with actions of love and service, God bestows blessings upon us. Exercising faith in Jesus Christ is love in action. This is the essence of a joyful life.