Can you imagine having Jesus hold you in His arms and give you a blessing? That’s what He did for the Nephite children in the Book of Mormon after He was resurrected.
“And it came to pass that he commanded that their little children should be brought.
“So they brought their little children and set them down upon the ground round about him, and Jesus stood in the midst . …
“… And he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them” (3 Nephi 17:11–12, 21).
We know that Jesus will come again and live on the earth with us. He will be our King and Ruler. It will be a time of peace and happiness for those who are prepared to meet Him.
Jesus loves you just like He loved the Nephite children. You can prepare to see Him when He comes again by being kind to others, by being obedient, by saying your prayers, and by choosing the right. Then you will be ready when He comes again!
Song and Scripture
“When He Comes Again,” Children’s Songbook, 82–83
Listen to this song at music.lds.org.
Ideas for Family Talk
Talk with your family about what it will be like on the earth when Jesus is here again. You could read 2 Nephi 21:6–9. Then you could talk about how people will treat each other, how animals will act, and how safe the world will be. Give each family member a turn to tell what he or she looks forward to about the time when Jesus comes again.
When He Comes Again
By Mirla Greenwood Thayne
I wonder, when He comes again, will herald angels sing?
Will earth be white with drifted snow, or will the world know spring?
I wonder if one star will shine far brighter than the rest;
Will daylight stay the whole night through?
Will songbirds leave their nests?
I’m sure He’ll call His little ones together ’round His knee,
Because He said in days gone by, “Suffer them to come to me.”