Barrett’s Primary Talk: I am a Child of God

Heavenly Father sent us down to earth so that we can learn.

He wants us to know that he is the God of this earth and he made all things.

He wants us to learn how to make good choices before we get old and die.

If you make good choices, you get good consequences.

If you make bad choices, it makes life harder.

When we make bad choices, we need to fix it.

That’s called repentance.

To repent, you say sorry to the person whose feelings you hurt.

You’re also supposed to say a prayer to tell Heavenly Father you’re sorry.

And you’re not supposed to make that bad choice ever again.

Jesus made it possible for us to be forgiven.

He prayed in the garden so hard that his blood came out.

When we repent, our sins disappear and we can have good things.

If we follow Heavenly Fathers Plan, we can go back home to him when we die.

I know that Heavenly Father wants us to live with him, and after the resurrection we will never get killed.

I know the church is true, and that God sent the disciples to build the church up.

And I know that I am a child of God and can live with him again.

In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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