Heavenly Father provided a Savior and makes it possible for me to return to His presence.
ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (discussing the Atonement): Draw a straight path on the chalkboard ending at a place labeled “Eternal Life with Our Father in Heaven.” Put a picture of a person at the beginning of the path. Explain that the picture represents all of us and that we need to follow the path to get back to Heavenly Father. Tell the children that we cannot return to Heavenly Father by ourselves. Erase part of the path, and ask, “What could help us continue on the path?” Ask a child to read or recite the third article of faith. Show a picture of Christ in Gethsemane, and briefly explain the Atonement. Tell the children that Christ’s Atonement is like a bridge that will help us return to Heavenly Father; if we repent and obey the commandments, we will be able to live with Him again. Draw a bridge on the board, and move the picture of the person to the end of the path. Invite a few children to share their feelings about Jesus Christ and His Atonement. If time allows, sing “I Lived in Heaven” (CS, 4).
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