During the month of February, our Family Home Evening lessons have been centered on the topic of Love. Tonight we will conclude with a lesson on God’s Love for Us. As I have studied the talks from the recent General Conference, I felt that two of President Uchtdorf’s talks fit perfectly with this theme.
Tonight I want to testify of the love that Heavenly Father has for each of us. President Uchtdorf recently said:
“You are loved. You are dear to your heavenly parents. The infinite and eternal Creator of light and life knows you! He is mindful of you. Yes, God loves you this very day and always…He knows everything about you. He sees you clearly—He knows you as you really are. And He loves you—today and always!…He loves you not only for who you are this very day but also for the person of glory and light you have the potential and the desire to become” (source).
Show poster from 2015 February Friend Magazine.
“Heavenly Father is constantly raining blessings upon us.”
Can you think of some of the blessing that He has rained upon us? Play the Raining Blessings game: One person sits in the middle of the room, with an umbrella open over their head. Other family members drop bouncy balls onto their head (which is covered by an umbrella), naming a blessing for every ball that is dropped.
The greatest gift that Heavenly Father has given us is the gift of his Son. (Recite and work on memorizing this scripture this week).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
The ability to gain a testimony of Jesus Christ is another way that Heavenly Father loves us.
“The process of gathering spiritual light is the quest of a lifetime.” (Uchtdorf, source).
“God cares about you. He will listen, and He will answer your personal questions. The answers to your prayers will come in His own way and in His own time, and therefore, you need to learn to listen to His voice. God wants you to find your way back to Him, and the Savior is the way.God wants you to learn of His Son, Jesus Christ, and experience the profound peace and joy that come from following the path of divine discipleship.”
“I suggest that this personal testimony of the gospel and the Church is the most important thing you can earn in this life. It will not only bless and guide you during this life, but it will also have a direct bearing on your life throughout eternity.”
1) Search the word of God
2) Consider, ponder, strive to believe, and be grateful
3) Ask Heavenly Father with faith
4) Live the principles of the gospel