As usual we were in the sealing room with a great bunch of people. I loved sitting there with them and basking in the Spirit they brought into that wonderful room.
Then later a friend texts to let me know she was going to do an Eve session and was wondering if I would like to go with. I called my temple friend who was more than anxious to return.
In the foyer we ran into my "vacum guy" who is also my friend.
As I introduced him to the gang, my friend turned to me and simply said,
"He is full of light."
I had to agree he is an awesome guy filled with the Spirit of compassion and integrity.
Upon entering the foyer we ran into our Branch President and his wife. Both their faces lit up and there were hugs and excitement all around. I love the Spirit of Charity that they both carry deep within their souls.
Upon reaching the top landing lo and behold there was my favorite Stake President who always brings a smile to my face. As he eagerly approached me and shook my hand I found myself filled with gratitude and awe for this great man carries within him the Spirit of wisdom and patience.
As I was changing into my temple clothing I found my soul overflowing with the Spirit of Joy due to the interactions which started as soon as I entered through those hallowed doors. I remember thinking"it can't get any better than this." Boy was I wrong.
As we prepared to enter the session one of the workers let us know that it was going to be a "Spanish speaking session." She then showed us how to use the translating device. My friends each took a device but I found myself declining stating that I wanted to experience the "language of the Spirit."
The session began and all I can say is OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I had an idea what was being said because of all the years I have been attending sessions but to be honest I had no clue what was being said.
My first thought was "what a beautiful language." Then I found myself getting lost in the non-verbal language.
There was a lot of tears shed during that session from my hispanic brothers and sisters.
The Spirit was so powerful and intense I felt as if my heart was going to pound right out of my chest and such a feeling of incredible joy and excitement consumed my entire being. I was full of Light and truth I could feel myself beaming.
As my friends and I regrouped I came to find that the same Spirit that had spoken to me had also spoken to them and filled them with excitement and joy also. As we said our good-byes my temple friend turned to me and asked, "Lorie, have you ever felt something so strong that it just fills you and you find you just can't sit still. It was like electricity running through my body." "I have never felt the Spirit that strongly before."
I smiled and shared with this faithful temple friend, "that is the Spirit speaking to you."
Smiling ear to ear my friend then asked, "Can I tell people about my temple experience?" Finding my own smile I related to my friend, "yes, you can if you feel that strongly, after all that is how we share our testimonies with the assistance of the Spirit." My temple friend just shook his head and commented, "I want to feel like this all the time." As I watched my friend leave I found myself hoping that this faithful friend will continue to feel the great soothing power of the Spirit.
"And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice."