Woman on the Porch


When he was serving as a member of the First Presidency, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf emphasized God’s love for all of His children. He said:

“At times we may even feel insignificant, invisible, alone, or forgotten. But always remember—you matter to Him! . . .

“. . . No matter where you live, no matter how humble your circumstances, how meager your employment, how limited your abilities, how ordinary your appearance, or how little your calling in the Church may appear to you, you are not invisible to your Heavenly Father. He loves you. He knows your humble heart and your acts of love and kindness. Together, they form a lasting testimony of your fidelity and faith. . . .

Our Father in Heaven loves you. He knows you. He is aware of the many challenges you face. You have been given many unique gifts that can be used to bless and serve those around you. Your fellow Church members need you. You are a son or daughter created in Heavenly Father’s image, “entitled through your worthiness to receive revelation to help with your righteous endeavors. You may take upon you the holy name of the Lord. You can qualify to speak in the sacred name of God (see D&C 1:20)” (Russell M. Nelson, “With God Nothing Shall Be Impossible,” Ensign, May 1988, 35).

“God sees you not only as a mortal being on a small planet who lives for a brief season—He sees you as His child. He sees you as the being you are capable and designed to become. He wants you to know that you matter to Him” (Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “You Matter to Him,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2011, 22).

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