Value of temple blessings

It was a day the woman had been waiting for. A little girl, who joined a close friend's family through adoption, was going to be sealed to her adoptive parents in the Salt Lake Temple.

The woman arrived in downtown Salt Lake City with other temple patrons. She got in line, anxiously anticipating the special event she had been invited to witness.

However, when she presented her temple recommend at the desk, she was told it had expired the day before.

The woman protested. "It hasn't even been 24 hours," she said.

The man at the desk explained that because the recommend was expired, the woman would not be allowed to enter. The line of people attending Saturday morning weddings at the temple grew longer.

The woman was annoyed. "Call my bishop," she said in a tone unfitting of the temple. "Get a member of the temple presidency."

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