Sunday, May 16, 2010
FHE follow-up: Nurturing Faith
As a follow up to our recent FHE on Faith, we have been talking about how important it is to nurture our faith, just like we nurture a growing seed. (Alma 32)
We planted our seeds and waited for a bit more than a week before anything started happening. Then one day, we saw something beginning to emerge!
We watered them, and made sure they got plenty of sun. We even had to rescue them from some extra heavy rainfall one weekend.
I've thought about how similar planting these seeds is to FHE. It may sometimes seem like our little ones aren't getting much out of all the planning and preparation that we put into our Family Home Evenings, just like how we watered, and waited for several days before anything started happening with the seeds.
But I have a testimony that as we follow the counsel of the Lord in striving to teach our children eternal truths, their faith will begin to grow. As they continue to grow and mature, they will feel and recognize truth as we humbly strive to guide them back to our Heavenly Father.