Today was our Primary Program in Sacrament meeting.
I am still their pianist, a calling that I love! I love working with the children, feeling their special and tender feelings for Jesus Christ and for Heavenly Father. They love the prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, and they love each other and coming to church.
They also love singing. This group has learned a few songs that have 2 parts or that have a descant (a part that is higher than the regular song). They love doing this so much that although it is a smaller group than we’ve had for a few years, their singing was strong and clear! Several people commented on it and on how much they enjoyed hearing it. (And remember, this is the regular Primary children, not a special choir or group of the children.)
The Primary Program is one of, if not the best programs of the entire year. And today’s program was truly inspirational. The children behaved reverently during the whole thing, every one of them spoke clearly enough to be heard – even the youngest ones – and they truly helped us feel the Spirit of God in that meeting.
These children know who they are, they know where they come from, and they know where they are going. They want to choose the right and feel the closeness of God in their lives. They love their families, they are not perfect, but they know what to do when they do something wrong. They are learning to stand for the right, to try to follow Jesus Christ’s example, and to strengthen their faith and their families.
That is what Primary helps children in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do. And it is the same, exact thing all over the world! 🙂