The Lovely DC Temple

I'll have to catch up in the next couple posts, and I will soon, but I am itching to talk about this Saturday. Dave and I had the chance to visit the lovely DC temple. I am sad to admit we have not visited the temple, really at all in the time we have been married. But I am very glad to say it was such a wonderful and rewarding experience to return and I can't wait to return again. Something was brought to my attention Saturday that I had not really been aware of before. Reading in Genesis 3, this is after Eve has partaken of the Forbidden Fruit and The Lord is speaking to the Serpent, as we know is Satan;
"14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; bit shall cbruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."

But if you view the footnotes for verse 15, and re-read it with the changes it reads;

 "15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; HE  shall CRUSH thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."

That was very impressive to me in that it shows the immense strength the Lord has blessed us all with to overcome the temptations of Satan and that we truly have the power to overcome all things, and the only thing that really gets in our way is ourselves. But also keeping in mind that no matter what, we can always return through the Atonement. 
From a recent article I found from the wonderful Pinterest I share this ;

"As we prepared to come to earth, knowing what mortality would entail, I doubt we looked at each other and said, “Act like repentance is only for bad people”. No! It is for Celestial people! That is what the Celestial kingdom will be full of! Realists! People with enough knowledge, humility, strength and courage to take that painful, perfecting journey of becoming like our Savior." via

I challenge anyone who comes across this that if you are not currently worthy to attend the temple, do not delay being worthy, and do not delay returning, and return frequently. Do not allow anything to get in the way of that. The temple truly puts things into perspective of what is truly important in our lives. Letting go of the stress of the burdens of life and the burdens of sin that bring us down. Nothing is more important then the work we do there, and what it does for us, allowing us to be a forever family, an eternal family. 

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