“Lehi’s Dream,” Friend, Aug. 2006, 12
The Book of Mormon prophet Lehi had a dream. Heavenly Father sent the dream to teach Lehi and his family how to find happiness. Each of the objects in the dream has a special meaning. Look at the pictures and read the meanings. As you read the dream in 1 Nephi 8:2–38 (or as someone reads it to you), remember the meanings.
Large and spacious field— the world
The tree of life—the love of God
Fruit of the tree—the blessings that come through the Savior
River and fountain—Satan’s influence in the world, depths of hell (See 1 Nephi 12:16.)
Iron rod—the word of God
Strait and narrow path leading to eternal life—obedience to the commandments of God
Mists of darkness— the temptations of Satan
Large and spacious building—filled with unkind and prideful people who make fun of others.