When we go to a town that we haven’t been to before or when we go on a trip, we have maps to help us get there. These maps can guide us and help us not get lost.
Heavenly Father prepared “maps” to guide us through life. These “maps” are the scriptures. They are sacred books that help us understand why we are here on earth and how to return to Heavenly Father’s presence.
The scriptures teach that each of us is a son or daughter of Heavenly Father and that we lived with Him before we were born. He created the earth for us to live on. He sent His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to die for us and to help us when we make mistakes or when we are sad or lonely.
Heavenly Father gave us commandments to help us become like Jesus Christ. To follow God’s plan, we need to repent when we do something wrong, be baptized, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost to guide us every day. Heavenly Father’s plan is a plan of happiness. He wants us to return with our families to live with Him and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Read each scripture reference on page 41 and draw a line to its matching picture. Your family could use these pictures to talk about the plan of salvation in family home evening.