The Wish of My Heart

A very popular verse among missionaries is found in Alma 29. "Oh that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart,"

Of course the rest of the verse is the what Alma wishes he could do: cry repentance unto every one.

But what is my one wish?

My one wish is this that my children will hold to the Iron Rod and follow it into the Temple of the Lord with a righteous mate who will make them the most happy person in the world. I know what great happiness comes when one does just that. I know what joy comes from being with the love of your life. I know great no other great joy and happiness.

We are told that if we desire something hard enough we will move heaven and earth to make it happen. That is great assuming as it is something we have control over. Of course I do not have control over my children's agency, but I truly desire that they all be in attendance in heaven. I do not want one of them to be missing.

If that is my true one wish of my heart then I will do what I need to do. I will continue to do as Elder Bednar says and be consistent with family scripture study and family home evening. I will be consistent with not allowing filth and ugliness in my home. I will set guards around to keep the evil out. I will move heaven and earth for my one wish.

Oh, that I were an angel and could have the wish of my heart. I truly wish that my children will never release the Iron Rod and that it will take them to the Temple so that the chain may be lengthened and strengthened. I truly wish that the sealing power of heaven will bind this family forever.