Holy Ghost Talk #2
Who speaks in a still, small voice that is sometimes felt more than heard?
Who can bring a feeling of comfort and peace when you are sad, lonely, or frightened?
Who brings a warm, sweet feeling into your heart when you think about Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father?
Who can help teach you right and wrong?
Who encourages you to do good deeds for others?
Who can help you understand and remember the scriptures?
The answer to all of these questions is the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit and a member of the Godhead. The scriptures explain why the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit: "The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us" (D&C 130:22).
(Have a face drawn on a brown paper lunch sack.) Because the Holy Ghost is a spirit, He can dwell inside of you. Demonstrate that the flashlight (the Holy Ghost) can fill the bag (our souls) with light and warmth. Sometimes it is possible to see the light through the bag. This is like the Holy Ghost brightening our souls and making us happy.
You are now starting a journey and will need a guide and some things for this journey. Your guide is the Holy Ghost and he will help you in these special ways:
Candle - The Holy Ghost can light your way and help you know the light and truth of the gospel.
A Compass - The Holy Ghost is also like a compass because he will guide you in the right direction and help you make good choices. He will help you find your way home if you are lost. The Holy Ghost will help you find your way home to your Father in Heaven.
A Blanket/comforter - Another name for the Holy Ghost is the comforter. This comforter is warm and soft and when you wrap it around yourself you feel safe and secure. This is the same feeling that the Holy Ghost can give you. You can have a warm, peaceful feeling inside and feel safe when you listen to the Holy Ghost.
Glasses - Like these glasses, the Holy Ghost can help you to focus and see clearly when you might feel confused.
A Teddy Bear - Holy Ghost will remind you to "bear" one another's burdens and "bear" your testimony.
A Seashell - If you listen closely and put the seashell next to your ear you can hear the ocean. You also have to listen closely to hear the Holy Ghost because he doesn't speak to us in a loud voice. He speaks mainly to our mind and heart and spirit and if you aren't paying attention, you won't hear him.
I would like to testify to you that the Holy Ghost will help you make the most important journey you will have during this earth life, to return to our Heavenly Father.