[thanks to my friend Becca for the graphic]
After the general Relief Society session of general conference, all the online chatter confirmed that President Uctdorf’s “forget-me-not” metaphor had struck a chord with women throughout the church. He testified that we should not be discouraged in our efforts, and we should remember that God loves us and we are important to Him. This is a message he continued to teach during the Sunday morning session of general conference. I think it’s worth studying both talks as “two witnesses” of this principle of God’s love for us.
|You Matter to Him by Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf|
“God sees you not only as a mortal being on a small planet who lives for a brief season—He sees you as His child. He sees you as the being you are capable and designed to become. He wants you to know that you matter to Him.”
Forget Me Not by Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf (RS Session)
“Sisters, wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, you are not forgotten. No matter how dark your days may seem, no matter how insignificant you may feel, no matter how overshadowed you think you may be, your Heavenly Father has not forgotten you. In fact, He loves you with an infinite love.”
These talks are both full of great quotes and stand-out phrases. What doctrines and principles meant the most to you as you studied them? Please share your insights in the comments below.
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