"Truth eternal . . . tells me I've a Mother there . . .
Something I've always felt in my heart is the presence of an eternal Mother in Heaven. A sacred not secret point of doctrine not often mentioned in the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons). Although infrequently mentioned, a no less important thought and principle than the fact that we are all children of a Heavenly Father who loves us.
A tenet of our faith that has always drawn me closely to learning and following gospel principles is that the family unit, a mother, father and children, is at the center of our theology. It simply resonates within me that the family is the purpose of all other gospel doctrine and principles. The earth was created for families, to nurture, strengthen and bless one another. Our Savior, Jesus Christ came to earth, suffered, died and accomplished the Atonement, that we might all have the opportunity to be Eternal Families. A beautiful scripture from the Pearl of Great Price, tell us what our Heavenly Father's purpose is -
“This is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man”
I'm so delighted to read this beautiful essay, Mother in Heaven, that appeared just recently on the essay site of the Church.
I'm linking to and copying the complete essay in it's entirety here because it's a subject I would love to ponder more about.
I've always loved catching the light of Christ in the eye's of women through my photography. I believe that through our womanly and feminine images and roles we are able to catch a glimpse of the Heavenly Mother in whose countenance we were created.
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(Almost all of these are my personal photos, where they are not, I have given photo credit)