Thursday, May 5, 2011
Seminary Devotional for Mother's Day
Brady has another Seminary devotional tomorrow. I wasn't up to doing more then a candy bar for this devotional treat.
This time he planned to do it on Mother's Day - but as a reminder to his classmates not to forget.
I added the "Sweet Reminder" and "Sunday May 8th" to the standard book marker created by About.com here.
The devotional thought came from the quote on the candy bar talk by President Monson - "Behold Thy Mother" Ensign April 1998 here.
This is the part he will present to the class:
One certain way each can demonstrate love for our mothers is to live the truths she patiently teaches us.
In the times described in the Book of Mormon, we read of a brave, a good and noble leader named Helaman who did march in righteous battle at the head of 2,000 young men. Helaman described the activities of these young men: (Alma 56: 45 - 48)
“Never had I seen so great courage … [as] they said unto me: Father, behold our God is with us, and he will not suffer that we should fall; then let us go forth. …
“Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; … yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.
“And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.”
At the end of the battle, Helaman continued his description: “Behold, to my great joy, there had not one soul of them fallen to the earth; yea, and they had fought as if with the strength of God; yea, never were men known to have fought with such miraculous strength; and with such mighty power.”
Miraculous strength, mighty power—mother’s love and love for mother had met and triumphed.
May each of us treasure this truth: One cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God. Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one.
This might be the last devotional we do for this school year, because it ends June 3rd.