This week I taught the young women at church. (I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.) I had so much fun teaching this short lesson that I had to share it. The lesson came from this talk by Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf, one of our apostles. And the fun part came from this quote:
"Part of our challenge is, I think, that we imagine that God has all of His blessings locked in a huge cloud up in heaven, refusing to give them to us unless we comply with some strict, paternalistic requirements He has set up. But the commandments aren’t like that at all. In reality, Heavenly Father is constantly raining blessings upon us. It is our fear, doubt, and sin that, like an umbrella, block these blessings from reaching us.
His commandments are the loving instructions and the divine help for us to close the umbrella so we can receive the shower of heavenly blessings."