Sunday, January 11, 2009

Could it be?!

I made my way to the temple with the excited youth chattering on about this or that happening in their lives. I fasted throughout the day and by the time I made it to the temple I was weakened, but I felt the spirit. We entered the doors of the temple and the youth waited to be escorted to the chapel. I dressed and waited in the baptistery. Before the young men's baptisms began two brothers stepped into the water to complete some family names they had brought to the temple. As I watched the two men a memory flashed across my mind of a boy, who I adored as I taught the 11 year olds in primary for the first time. He was smaller than the rest of the boys in the class, but had a heart of gold. I taught him for only a few months before being released and called elsewhere. I watched the brethren complete the task they had set forth on and exit the font. Later I found this was the same boy I taught nearly 15 years ago. he was now a father of three and it touched my heart to know the boy I was taught was now a man who held and honored his priesthood. What could've been better than that?....Priceless.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

It's so amazing to see the progress. My Dad is a temple worker and works in the baptistry. Last month the oldest grandchild turned 12 and was able to go to the temple to do baptisms. My Dad got to work with her and her ward group. It was so special to him.