I missed 2 weeks of church because of illness, plus the week I missed when I was in California. I walked into the sacrament meeting today and when Bishop Harrison saw me he jumped – and I mean jumped – out of his seat and rushed over to me. I was afraid I looked pale or something because he looked so concerned for me. He grabbed my hand and asked how I was feeling. It was so kind of him, I felt incredibly loved. I love my bishop; he really does care about the individual and watch over the ward members so carefully.
I taught the Sunday School lesson on Creation today. Thanks to Nathan and Jelaire’s AWESOME Christmas present, I was able to show a couple of great videos on the creation. I shared the clip of Elder Maxwell bearing testimony of Christ the Creator, and Russell M. Nelson explaining the creation of the world as a part in God’s Plan of Happiness.
As a class we read some of the scriptures in Moses and Genesis about God’s reaction to His creations. “And I, God, saw the light; and that light was good.” God called His work “good.” When I was studying this, I felt that sometimes we might underestimate the word “good,” so I went to the dictionary. Some of the definitions I found were:
morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious; of high quality; excellent.
Does that change how we feel about God’s creations? Then to remember that each of us are God’s creation as well. My friend Jon made a comment today as well, that God felt that His creations were “destined to succeed.” I feel so uplifted by that. I am a creation of God, I am of high quality, virtuous and destined succeed. And if I look at my surroundings with that same knowledge, I think my interactions with God’s creations can take on a more profound purpose because of it.