What’s in the Box?
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    “What’s in the Box?” Liahona, February 2020

    What’s in the Box?

    Ava wiggled in her seat. She heard her Primary teacher talking. But Ava could not pay attention. All she could think about was the box under Sister Obi’s chair.

    It was wrapped in shiny blue paper. It had a gold bow on top. What could it be? Ava leaned her head way down. She stared at the box. She wished she could see through the shiny paper. She could hardly wait to find out what was inside.

    Finally Sister Obi pulled out the box. She set it on her lap.

    “Inside this box is one of Heavenly Father’s greatest creations,” Sister Obi said. “Look inside. Then pass it on without saying anything.” She passed the box to Noah.

    Noah slowly lifted the lid. He stared inside the box. He smiled. Then he passed the box to June.

    Ava watched everyone take a turn. One by one, each of her friends opened the box. They looked inside. They smiled.

    What could be so important to Heavenly Father? And how could something so special fit in such a little box?

    Finally it was Ava’s turn. She lifted the shiny lid and looked inside. It was a mirror! Ava looked at the mirror in the box. She saw her own face looking back.

    Ava saw her eyes get big. Was she one of Heavenly Father’s greatest creations? Did Heavenly Father love her that much?

    Ava smiled. She felt warm and happy inside. It was like a big hug. A big hug from Heavenly Father. He did love her! She was one of His greatest creations.