Lehi’s Dream
August 2006

“Lehi’s Dream,” Friend, Aug. 2006, 12

Lehi’s Dream

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.

Lehi’s dream

Illustrated by Julie F. Young

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.