Editor’s note: The poem below, “A Family is Born” by Sue captures a key purpose of Mormon temples — to allow a husband and wife to be married not just “’til death do you part” but beyond death, into the eternities in what is sometimes called celestial marriage or temple sealings. [Read more about Mormon temples.] You can read more of Sue’s poetry here.)
A Family is Born
©2011 Susan Noyes Anderson
Shared with permission
Man and woman.
Gift of God,
the sealing power.
from that hour
is theirs. A prize
to lose or keep
that runs heart-deep.
A family born.
A promise sure.
If man and woman
His seed also will I make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
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The image above is of a sealing room in a Mormon temple. For more glimpses of what the inside of Mormon temples look like, see the following posts for more information.
What Does the Inside of a Mormon Temple Look Like?
Ask a Mormon Woman: What does the inside of a Mormon Temple look like? (v.2)
Inside Mormon Temples at MormonWiki.com
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