Matt and Mandy
    Footnotes

    “Matt and Mandy,” Friend, June 2010, 42

    Matt and Mandy

    Matt, Mandy, Mom, and Dad hiking in the forest

    Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

    Dad, Jesus created the world, right?

    Yes, He did, as part of Heavenly Father’s plan.

    Why did He make it so beautiful? Is He an artist?

    That and much more. All light, beauty, goodness, and truth come from Him. But what do you think?

    I think He knew that life would be really hard sometimes. So He made a beautiful world to help us be happy.

    Interesting thought! What do you think, Mom?

    I think beauty is a window into Christ’s love and glory. And the closer we grow to Him, the more of it we see.

    I like that. What do you think, Mandy?

    I think I’m glad that it’s summer and the world is beautiful and Heavenly Father and Jesus love me.