Yesterday our son Hyrum attended the temple for the first time, where he made convenants with the Lord. As family and friends gathered in that holy place, my heart was filled with joy, joy that Hyrum chose to make these covenants, joy that he would soon be sealed in the Denver Temple with the young woman with whom he will spend time and all eternity.
Choosing to go to the temple is not a decision to be made lightly. The covenants one makes there are both sacred and binding. For those of you who are not LDS (Mormon), you may not know that one covenant is that of sacrifice. One of the components of sacrifice is to pay a full tithing and offerings to the Lord. In a world where materialism reigns, this is not an insignificant thing. How grateful I am that Hyrum has already made this a way of life.
This I know for sure: making covenants with the Lord brings both privilege and responsibility. It is our job to honor those covenants; we need never fear that the Lord will not honor His.