Sunday, January 27, 2013

Daughters of God

HELLO!  It has been a long time since I have written on this blog.  And for those who read it, I am sorry.

Today is the Sabbath day.  A day of worship and a day of rest.  And so, as my children nap or have quiet time.....hopefully, I thought I would finally get back to this blog.  It is a healing thing for me.  And also helps me reflect on the things that are most important in my life.

Today in Relief Society, the lesson was about the Priesthood.  Women in the Church do not hold the Priesthood.  And for those who do not understand may think, that that is not fair.  I myself have no problem with it.  And here is why.

When I was little, I remember seeing the young men pass the Sacrament.  I remembering thinking, "I can't wait until I can do that!"  And then I was told that the girls don't pass the sacrament.  You need the priesthood to do that.  But, it did not mean I was any less important or less equal to those who can hold the priesthood.  I have callings and duties that are just as equal and vital to the building up of the Kingdom of God.  I have never felt dominated or that I have had to submit myself to those who hold the priesthood, because that is simply not the case.

As women in the church, we have a duty to support and sustain our priesthood leaders, as long as they are righteous in the use of their priesthood.  We are to teach the children the importance of the gospel, to know and love their Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ.  We must also remember that the men in our lives would not be able to fulfill their priesthood duties without the women of the church.  Our role is just as vital as theirs.  Never let yourself feel like you are less.  Because you are not.  I know this to be true.  I know that our Heavenly Father holds his daughters with so much love and so much pride.  We are of so much worth to him and to those men we sustain in the righteous use of their priesthood.  We are Daughters of God.