One of the first things I wanted to do when we arrived in Southern California was to go to the San Diego Temple.
For us, temples are sacred structures where eternal questions are answered:
- Where did I come from?
- Why am I here?
- Where am I going?
- What is my relationship to my maker?
- What of my family?
- Will there be another Existence after this, and, if so, will we know one another?
We arrived on a beautiful day, with clear blue skies. Absolutely stunning architecture, inside and out.
When visiting temple grounds, I love to see the radiant smiles on the newly married brides and grooms, as they pose with family for pictures.
Temples are different than regular Church houses of worship.
They are very unique in purpose and function.
I experience a peace and comfort that I cannot find anywhere else.
Gordon B. Hinkley has said:
"The work that goes on in these buildings sets forth God's eternal purposes with reference to man—God's child and creation. For the most part, temple work is concerned with the family, with each of us as members of God's eternal family and with each of us as members of earthly families. It is concerned with the sanctity and eternal nature of the marriage covenant and family relationships."
The gold-leafed Angel Moroni Statue rests atop many of our temples, and is commonly used as an unofficial symbol of our faith.
If you have any questions about temples, feel free to e-mail me.
You can also find additional information at http://www.lds.org/