As I left the Nursery at Church today, I was truly happy! I thought, “Church makes me happy!” Not just any church, but The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Why?
Today there were lots of reasons. In Sacrament Meeting the music and talks were wonderful. They reminded me of the blessings I have, and helped me feel good about wanting to share my happiness with others. I wish everyone could feel the happiness and joy that I feel.
Sunday School was also great. We discussed the organization of the Church, and how it came about in an organized, step-by-step way that the Lord had prepared the way for for some time. We discussed how we can hear His voice today – through reading the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants, and through our living Prophet and Apostles, who bear testimony the same as the original ones did.
Relief Society is always wonderful. Meeting with so many other women who have the same desires, beliefs, and goals I do is truly inspirational. We teach, strengthen, and encourage each other through the good times and the bad times of life.
And one of the most enjoyable parts of the Church is being able to serve, to work with the Lord to further His work, to watch over His children, and all be edified together.
My current calling, or service, is to sing with the Nursery children. And we had a great time, singing a welcome song and “Do As I’m Doing” while shaking little bottles of colored rice, “I Am Like a Star Shining Brightly” walking around the room holding up yellow, smiling stars, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” holding up animal puppets, “Follow the Prophet” marching around the room holding pictures of our current Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, and “I Love To See the Temple” sitting on their carpet squares and holding pictures of the Denver Temple. What fun! How inspirational! Children are such a blessing!
Yes, my Church makes me happy. No wonder I love it so much! 🙂