The Wonderful Fruit

“The Wonderful Fruit,” Friend, Jan. 1996, 30–31

The Wonderful Fruit

As I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy (1 Ne. 8:12).

Long ago the prophet Lehi had a dream. The dream was sent from Heavenly Father to teach Lehi and his family how to find the way of happiness. Lehi and Nephi explained that each of the objects in the dream has a special meaning. Read the meanings and remember them as you read the rebus poem about the dream.

Tree of Life
Tree of Life
Tree of Life
Tree of Life

Illustrated by Scott Greer

The tree of life—the love of God
Fruit of the tree—happiness
Strait and narrow path—obedience to the commandments of God
Iron rod—the word of God
Mists of darkness—the temptations of Satan
River—bad things that hurt us to touch or taste or see or hear or do (The river was very dirty.)
Fountain—Satan’s influence in the world, the source of bad things
Large and spacious building—in this building, the people are proud; they are unkind and make fun of others and think only about things that are not important.
Righteous people—each of us when we hold to the rod and follow the path!