“He Took their Little Children, One by One, and Blessed Them” {3 Nephi 17:21}

I was immersed in the scriptures one Sunday as the Gospel Doctrine teacher had the class reading a few excerpts from 3 Nephi about Jesus’ visit to the Americas.  The class had continued on in a discussion, but I was in my own little world.  I couldn’t keep from reading on in the chapter and absorbing the power of these verses.   Without meaning to I visualized my own children there at our Masters’ feet, being blessed and taught.  Then I imagined Primary children all over the world and felt like my calling as a Primary worker, our callings as Primary workers, is to make sure that ALL the children “come unto Jesus” so that He can bless them. 

And it came to pass that he commanded that their little children should be brought.  So they brought their little children and set them down upon the ground round about him, and Jesus stood in the midst; and the multitude gave way till they had all been brought unto him. {3 Nephi 17:11-12}

And he spake unto the multitude, and said unto them: Behold your little ones.  And as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards heaven, and they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven as it were in the midst of fire; and they came down and encircled those little ones about, and they were encircled about with fire; and the angels did minister unto them.  {3 Nephi 17:23-24}

Reading this chapter made everything seem so simple, so clear.  The schedules, the lessons, the classes, the stress etc. didn’t seem to matter as much anymore.  What really matters is love and knowing the Savior. And teaching our children to hear Him beckoning them to Him so He can bless them.

Read this whole chapter and see what it says to you!  We’d love to hear your thoughts.



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