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Brief Semi-Random Thoughts on “My Heavenly Father Loves Me”

Yesterday in sacrament meeting some of the youth sang My Heavenly Father Loves Me  (LDS Children’s Hymn Book 228):

“…I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world Heavenly Father created for me…

…He gave me my mind, my life, my heart: I thank Him reverently  For all his creations, of which I am part.  Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me.”


1.  This leads me to ponder the connection between our mind/life/body and the rest of God’s creations.  Also, I am pondering how our body is the vessel by which we can appreciate the beautiful world.

2.  I would swap the lilac tree in the first verse with a dogwood or magnolia tree.  I am allergic to lilacs.   Our body is also how we experience the difficulties of the beautiful world.

3.  One time my best friend’s dad (our bishop at the time) was performing a wedding.  In his opening remarks he said: “I know God loves us because he gave us Elk and Moose.”  It was a lovely wedding.  Only in Wyoming!

4.  God’s creations are beautiful.  I am especially in awe of live oak trees (picture).


What part of the the beautiful world manifests God’s love to you?





  • Anonymous says:

    This is my favorite primary song. It was only a few years ago that I finally lived someplace that has lilac trees. All those years growing up, I never knew that that phrase was about the sense of smell.