Many thousands of years ago, in a distant part of space,
there were rumors of a new earth that was about to take place.
Everyone was very excited and curious about being able to take part.
And then one day they were called together, a grand council was to start.
There was talk of two plans that were going to be presented,
plans that Father would hear and would affect all who attended.
As they gathered, the excitement was very high and speculation filled the
Among the crowd were two friends who had come to listen with care.
Suddenly the conference was called to order and everyone sat quietly.
One of the plans was presented, argued not a soul would be lost
Itís formula was to force those who came to earth to always choose the right,
removing their chance for failure and insuring them a future bright.
But like most others, those two friends felt fear of that plan in their
Then One arose whom they knew well and had loved right from the start.
He was powerful, yet gentle and in fact, He was like Father in every way.
When He arose, the talking stopped. All wanted to hear what He would say.
"That wonít work," He said. "If it is good you want, force only works
Because if one chooses evil, he will choose it when youíre not there to see."
He offered a plan from The Father Himself, one that disallowed force to be
To Him there had to be free agency, everyone had to freely choose.
For if they didnít have the opportunity to choose good or evil for
then there would be no way they could be tested and prove their inner self.
The plan would require a veil of forgetfulness to come over their mind at
It would require a Savior to lead and guide them in the ways of eternal
Besides free agency, it also provided a way for families to be sealed
So those who came to earth and fell in love could keep their mates forever.
Father chose the plan of the second and chose Him to be the Savior as well.
He agreed and in most of the crowd, the roar of a cheer did swell.
But then a rebellion arose, a fierce war of words over which way to choose.
One third wanted the force, so there would be no way they could lose.
Afterwards, all those who had rebelled were cast out to an unknown fate.
Those who had been faithful were allowed to go to the second estate.
The two friends had became very close after being together through it all,
from the rumors, the grand council, the war and then the great fall.
But now they dreamed of things theyíd do when it was their time to come to
as they watched earthly events unfold and anxiously awaited their birth.
And though they would be apart at first, they vowed to find each other
Each would have something the other find familiar, if they search and pray.
It would be that something, that little something, that one would say or do,
the other would dwell on and then one day say, "Hey, donít I know you?"
Here in this life they fell in love, having found their best friend from
But now they were able to marry for eternity in the Temple of the Lord.
They experience more joy than one can imagine, these two friends from before
because of the Father and Sonís plan ...that gave them the key to eternityís