Lizzie Remembers Jesus
Lizzie wiggled and squirmed as she sat watching the deacons pass the sacrament bread. She thought, It’s sure hard to sit still and be reverent while the deacons pass the bread and water. I wonder if all my friends will be in Primary today. I want to tell them about the presents Grandma and Grandpa sent from Portugal. I can’t wait to see them when they come home from their mission!
In a few minutes, a deacon reached their row. When Lizzie took a piece of bread, Mom leaned over and whispered, “This is to help us remember Jesus.”
Lizzie tried to think about all the things that she knew about Jesus. She thought about the story of Jesus visiting the Nephites after he was resurrected. He had blessed each child; then angels had come down from heaven. If only she could have been there!
Then Lizzie remembered a bedtime song Mom sometimes sang to her and her younger brother, Paul:
Lizzie smiled quietly to herself and thought, I wish I could have been with Jesus then.
While she bowed her head for the prayer on the water, Lizzie listened carefully to the words. When she heard the priest say, “that they may always have his Spirit to be with them,” she wondered how she could have his Spirit with her.
The deacon passed the water to the family, and again Mom whispered to Lizzie, “This is to help us remember Jesus.”
Lizzie had a new thought. I didn’t live when Jesus was on earth, but he loves me just as much as he loved the children then. The sacrament prayer says that I can have his Spirit with me always if I remember him and am obedient. That’s great!
Lizzie snuggled up against Mom and smiled as the young men finished passing the sacrament. Thinking about Jesus had helped her be reverent during the sacrament, and she had such a good feeling inside that she knew she had done the right thing.
Children’s Songbook, page 56.
Directions: Mount page nine on lightweight cardboard and cut out each figure. Cut out the opening in the door of tomb along the broken line. Use paper fasteners to connect the figure pieces together at the black dots (see illustration). Move the moving parts as indicated by the arrows while telling the story.
When Jesus died, his body was placed in a tomb. (See Matt. 27:57–60.)
A large stone was rolled in front of the door to cover the opening. (See Matt. 27:60.)
On the third day an angel came and rolled the stone away. (See Matt. 28:2.)
Jesus was resurrected. His spirit and his body were together again. (See Matt. 28:6, 7.)
When friends came to the tomb, it was empty. They knew that Jesus was alive. (See Matt. 28:6, 7, 9.)