Abide with Me

First Counselor in the First Presidency

From “‘Come unto Me,’” Ensign, May 2013, 22–25.

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I felt the Savior’s love and closeness that evening.

The Savior loves us, and He invites us to be close to Him. He said, “Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love” (D&C 6:20). I often feel the joy of coming closer to the Savior through simple acts of obedience to the commandments.

When I was young, sacrament meeting was a separate meeting held in the evening. I remember one Sabbath day when I kept the commandment to gather with my family and the Saints for sacrament meeting. It was dark and cold outside. I remember feeling light and warmth in the chapel that evening. We took the sacrament, promising to always remember the Savior and keep His commandments.

At the end of the meeting we sang the hymn “Abide with Me; ’Tis Eventide” (Hymns, no. 165). Part of that hymn says, “O Savior, stay this night with me.”

I felt the Savior’s love and closeness that evening. And I felt the comfort of the Holy Ghost.

Ten Commandments

The sentences below tell ways we can obey Heavenly Father. Which ones are part of the Ten Commandments? Find the answers in Exodus 20. Then find the bold words in the word search.

  • Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

  • Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

  • Show kindness and serve others.

  • Attend church each week so you can take the sacrament.

  • Be honest; always tell the truth.

  • Always try to choose the right.

  • Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

  • Say your prayers every morning and night.

  • Be baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Honor thy father and thy mother.

Closer to the Savior

President Eyring said he feels closer to the Savior when he obeys the commandments. Draw a circle around the children below who are doing things that will help them feel closer to the Savior.