|Which way am I supposed to go?|
Secondly, there are some roads in life that need to be traveled in the right direction, at the right time, and in the right vehicle. Jesus taught, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6) The gospel of Jesus Christ is the right way to happiness now and eternally. We put ourselves in danger if we venture in the opposite direction.
|At the open house for the Indianapolis Temple|
A third thought, there are times in our lives when we encounter multiple, acceptable routes to a destination. I could have chosen from several different options to get to Fairbanks Park: over to Ohio and south on 3rd Street; down to 1st Street and straight on; meander through several parking lots and there I am. We could have even walked to the park. Agency includes learning to choose between many good things as well as between right and wrong.
Mortality, with very few exceptions, is a one-way street. Everyone is required to eventually leave this earth, yet, no one's journey through life is quite like another's.
|One man's documents...whew, what a task.|
Several weeks ago we found records...and more records...and even more records for a man named Levi G. Warren. In total we captured approximately 3,000 documents related to the guardianship of his children. We were able to learn a little about the Warren family and their personal road to Walmart.
|The L. G. Warren Mausoleum in the Woodlawn Cemetery|
Terre Haute, Indiana
|Final resting place for Levi, Martha,|
Jessie and Mary Alice
Compare the road the Warrens traveled to that of Florence M. Doll, daughter of J. & V. Doll, who was 3 years old in 1866 when she died. She is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery just a few feet away from the resting place of the Warren family.
|"Though hard to you, this journey may appear..."|
Our journey through life is unique to each of us. Sometimes we get detoured, take a wrong turn, or get stalled. We may reach that eternal destination quickly, or it may take us many decades to arrive. We do not judge another's road, but teach, encourage, serve and love each other along our way.
|The temple has given us a clearer vision of our ultimate destination.|