26 Weeks of FHE – Week 7

Because FHE falls on Memorial Day this week I was thinking of doing FHE with a little less structure. As an activity we’ll be visiting the graves of family members that have passed away after doing a family prayer and a song.

Preparation:

Thanks Be to God Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Opening Song:

I Know That My Redeemer Lives Hymn # 138

Attention Getter:

Explain that Heavenly Father loves us. He gives us both spiritual gifts and physical gifts because of how much he loves us. Death is part of life.

Read the following quote:

“If the body’s capacity for normal function, defense, repair, regulation, and regeneration were to prevail without limit, life here would continue in perpetuity. Yes, we would be stranded here on earth! Mercifully for us, our Creator provided for aging and other processes that would ultimately result in our physical death. Death, like birth, is part of life. Scripture teaches that “it was not expedient that man should be reclaimed from this temporal death, for that would destroy the great plan of happiness.”20 To return to God through the gateway we call death is a joy for those who love Him and are prepared to meet Him.21 Eventually the time will come when each “spirit and … body shall be reunited again in … perfect form; both limb and joint shall be restored to its proper frame,”22 never to be separated again. For these physical gifts, thanks be to God!”

– Russell M. Nelson

Visiting the graves always scared me as a child – hopefully this quote and a happy demeanor will help lessen fear, but it may still be frightening for some, both young and old. I don’t have a perfect solution for that, but my prayers are with the the families visiting loved ones today. May you find peace and hope.

The Meat:

Visit graves if you can, or simply talk about those who have gone before you. Tell family stories and enjoy each others company as you remember and show reverence for those who paved the way for you.

End with a prayer and a song

Disclaimer: I’m not an official representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Everything here is my opinion. I’m just a normal Mormon mommy hoping what I post can help myself and others as we seek to reach our potential :)

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