“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”
Jesus Christ first came to earth as a baby, born in a manger and was not widely accepted as the Messiah. When He comes the second time, it will be in power and great glory.
Before the Second Coming there will be many trials and tribulations. Heavenly Father has given us signs to watch for so that we will be ready to stand before our Savior. If we are faithful we will know what the signs are and will be watching for them. We can learn what signs to watch for through scripture study.
One story in the scriptures that teaches us the importance of being prepared for the coming of Jesus is the parable of the ten maidens. In this parable, Jesus is like the bridegroom and members of His Church are like the ten maidens. We too know that He will come again, but we do not know when, “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Matt. 25:13.) If we are prepared, like the five wise maidens, we will be ready when He comes. The blessing is that as we prepare in faith, that God will stay with us through every trial until the day of His coming.
“It’s all in the holy scriptures, and of all the great events of the history of the world, as far as the prophets have foretold, the greatest is the preparation for the coming of the Savior in the latter days, when He will come in power and great glory, with all the holy angels, as King of kings and Lord of lords.” LeGrand Richards
Take turns telling what we can do to prepare for the Second Coming; then put an oil drop into the lamp. With each drop of oil raise the flame slightly. When all the oil drops are in the lamp the flame should be full.
These bright and tasty “sun treats” (Lemon Chiffon Cream Tarts) will remind your family to look forward without fear to that bright and glorious day when the “Son of Man” returns.
These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, or to recap the following Sunday. Or use portions of the lesson throughout the week to enhance your family scripture study.
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