God is the Father of My Spirit

Each of us are children of a Heavenly Father who loves us. God is the father of our spirits. Before we were born, we lived with Heavenly Father. He created our spirits and sent us to earth to receive a body. This was part of his plan of happiness.

Heavenly Father trusted our earthly parents with the sacred job of providing each of us with a body so that our spirits could come to earth. Our earthly parents also have the responsibility to love, protect and teach their children.

The primary song "I am a child of God" helps us understand our relationship with our Heavenly Father:

"I am a child of God" - Every single human being is a spirit child of our Heavenly Father.

"And he has sent me here" - We were sent to earth as part of the plan of happiness.

"Has given me an earthly home with parents kind and dear" - We were sent to earth as part of the plan of happiness. Eternal families are an important part of this plan.

"Lead me, guide me, walk beside me, help me find the way" - To return to live with Heavenly Father, we must use our free agency to choose the right. When we obey the commandments, the Holy Ghost can be beside us to help us find the way back to our heavenly home.

"Teach me all that I must do to live with him someday" - While we are here on earth, it is our job to learn and grow. We can learn by reading the scriptures, attending primary and listening to our parents and teacher.

It makes me very happy to know that I am a child of God. I know that Heavenly Father is the father of my spirit and that he loves me. I am grateful that I was sent to live with earthly parents who can help me learn about the plan of happiness.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.