“I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me,” Friend, Jan 2004, 38
I am a child of God. I know Heavenly Father loves me, and I love Him. I can pray to Heavenly Father anytime, anywhere. I am trying to remember and follow Jesus Christ (Faith in God guidebook, inside front cover).\Even though we cannot remember living with Heavenly Father, He remembers. He knows and loves each of us because we are His children.
One day we’ll remember how well we know Him, too. President Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994) once said, “Nothing is going to startle us more when we pass through the veil to the other side than to realize how well we know our Father and how familiar his face is to us” (quoted in Ensign, May 1991, 66). Can you imagine how exciting it will be to return home to Him someday?
Remembering that we are His children will help us live worthily so that we can return to live with Him forever. President Gordon B. Hinckley has said, “Let us never forget that we are children of God at all times. … There is never a time or a season or a circumstance when we can let down on our standards” (Ensign, Jan. 1998, 73).
Knowing that we are children of God helps us understand that we are never alone. When we pray, He answers. As we obey the commandments, pray for help, and rely on the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can become more like Him.