Listening to the Savior with Your Whole Body

You may have caught this post, Teaching to a Child’s Whole Body:  Resources for reaching children of all learning styles. Perhaps you noticed the connection to the recent ENSIGN article about teaching children with different learning styles, titled Helping Children Recognize the Holy Ghost.

I came across a scripture that shows that children of God of all ages need to listen with their whole bodies. Remember when the Nephites were gathered around the ancient Bountiful Temple after Christ’s death, and they heard a voice from heaven? Notice how they finally were able to hear it: “And again the third time they did hear the voice, and did 1) open their EARS to hear it, and 2) their EYES were towards the sound thereof; and they did 3) LOOK steadfastly towards heaven, from whence the sound came.” (3 Nephi 11:5, emphasis and numbering added.) I think the Nephites listened with their whole bodies, so that “the third time they did understand the voice which they heard,” followed by this powerful message in the next verse: “Behold my Beloved Son.” I think God’s children — and that’s all of us — are enormously blessed when we listen with our whole bodies, so we too can hear God’s voice.

-Marci

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