The Elevated View in the Temple

by | Jun. 03, 2014

Makes You Think

I walked up into the hills in Midway, Wasatch County, recently, gained my favorite vista point and sat for some time looking at and pondering the beautiful world our Heavenly Father has created for us.

Only that higher vantage point opened my eyes to the lay of the land, to nuances, insights and understanding that was impossible to gain at ground level.

We read in scripture that prophets frequently ascended to high places to be instructed by the Lord. Temples are often built on high ground or at strategic vantage points in communities and nations. A dedicated temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is clearly designated, by the etching on its exterior, as “The House of the Lord,” and it too is a place where we gain the high ground and our views and our understanding expand.

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