One of the rich lessons of Isaiah in this week’s Come Follow Me lesson, is that God can, does and will restore lost and broken things.
In it is the promise that broken families, or members of our families lost for a season can be healed, found, — RESTORED. One of the most beautiful realities of the doctrine of the family, is that they can be eternal. The lyrics children sing in primary, and truths we sometimes speak of almost casually, is a profound miracle and manifestation of God’s love for His children and the importance of His pattern for families:
Families can be together forever.
Read the power of this promise in paragraph 3 of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”:
“The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.”
This is a promise that echoes what we read in Isaiah, “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces;…” (25:8)
We live in the time of the great restoration, are part of a “marvelous work and wonder.”
“The Savior loves to restore what you cannot restore; He loves to heal wounds you cannot heal; He loves to fix what has been irreparably broken; He compensates for any unfairness inflicted on you; and He loves to permanently mend even shattered hearts.”— Elder Dale G. Renlund