Friday, February 12, 2010

Because He First Loved Us

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"[God] offers to His children the promise of a glorious and infinite existence and has provided a way for us to progress in knowledge and glory until we receive a fulness of joy. He has promised us all that He has."If all that is not enough reason to love our Heavenly Father, perhaps we can learn from the words of the Apostle John, who said, 'We love him, because he first loved us' (1 John 4:19)."

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf

(to read this address in its entirety, click HERE)

I got this quote in my 'Daily Gems' email this week and I just got around to reading it today. I wanted to share it because with Valentines Day, a day for love, coming up... I thought this was appropriate. I am grateful for the LOVE of our Father in Heaven. He loves us unconditionally. It should be so easy for us to love Him in return when His love is so pure for us. I am so grateful for a LOVING Father in Heaven and I LOVE Him with all of my heart. He has given me all that I have.

(to subscribe to the Daily Gems, click HERE and choose which Daily Gems you are interested in receiving each day in your email. It is so worth it. A lot of the time it seems like the Daily Gem that day are exactly what I am needed to read to help me in some way)

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Lisa said...

that was one of my favorite talks last conference. elder uchtdorf sure has a way of making you feel the basics-love, joy, peace. i just subscribed for several gems-including the youth gems for caroline. thanks for the tip.

April said...

That is such a good one. I teach RS tomorrow... and I think it would be perfect to share!
Is the "Aaron-isms" on the side of your blog new? I LOVE hearing the funny, cute things kids say... I'm glad you added that!