Last Sunday I gave a lesson in Relief Society out of the Gospel Principles manual. The lesson? The Final Judgment. It was such a fun topic to teach about and discuss.
So a quick recap of the lesson. I started out by summarizing the Plan of Salvation and then went into the lesson and we talked about Judgment and why it's necessary and when it's good and when it's not.
Then we talked about the three Kingdoms of Heaven, based on the verses in Doctrine & Covenants Section 76. We split into groups and discussed each one and then talked about the Celestial Kingdom together as a class. Because, really, that's where we all want to be. :)
So the fun, cheesy part was at the end when I concluded and told a story about a lesson I learned when I was in Seminary.
My teacher, Sister Grim, taught a lesson similar to this one and at the end she told us that we were all celestial material and because of the Atonement, she said that we all had the ability to live in the celestial kingdom. Then she gave us a scrap of fabric that has suns and moons and stars to remind us that we were celestial material. (Get it?!) So cute.
This was the first time that it even occurred to me that I had that potential. I figured that I never would be able to because I was a mean, angry child and teenager and didn't think that would even be an option. Becuase you have to be perfect to be there. Well no one is, and that is why we have the Atonement. :)
So I wanted to share that beautiful message with our Relief Society and so I found "celestial material" at the store and made a cute handout for everyone. I put gold star garland wrapped around the top so that I could attach the "You are Celestial Material" tag (font is called "Inspiration") I had printed to the fabric. My roommate suggested that it be an ornament so I added hooks to it. :) Thanks to my sister for helping me make them, I think that they turned out pretty cute.
So just remember that you, too, are celestial material. :)