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?