“Sometimes they’re words of another person that motivate us, comfort us, [and] provide us with peace or joy in the moment,” she says in the video.
President Johnson recalls a visit to the temple on her father’s birthday after he had passed away. When a temple worker said something to her that reminded her of her dad, she “heard the Spirit testify to me, through the voice of a person that I didn’t know, that my dad was aware of me, that he was available to me and that he loved me.”
The video was shared on her social media accounts and accompanies her blog article on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
The video and blog post are the latest in the series of “How I Hear Him” features in which leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints share thoughts and experiences about how Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ speak to us.
“The Savior speaks to us, personally and uniquely, and in ways we will understand,” President Johnson said in her blog article.
She added that helping children to “recognize the diversity of ways” they can hear Him is a “sacred responsibility.”
“If we create opportunities for the Spirit to be present and help our children recognize and put a name to what they are feeling, we will provide them with a reservoir of spiritual experiences to draw upon for a lifetime.”
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