Primary, Charlotte 3rd Ward
What is reverence? Reverence is showing respect, honor, and love for our Heavenly Father, for his Son, Jesus Christ, and for all of his creations. Some people think reverence is just quietly sitting during meetings. But it is more than that. Reverence should be a way of life. It should be in everything we do. Reverence begins in our home with our families. Prayer is an important part of learning reverence in our homes. We need to have family prayers, scripture study, gospel discussions, bearing of testimonies with our families, and personal prayers. By learning reverence in our homes we learn to be reverent in other places. One of the most important places is church. In Leviticus 19:30 we read: “Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.” We all should work together as families to learn reverence in all that we do.
This article appeared on page 22 of Issue 13 | January 2014.