The Language of The Spirit
He was just an 18 month old boy. A little grandson of mine.
Who wandered into my office, crying a most
I knew what the matter was. A newer grandson was in the home.
And he was feeling left out, sure he was
forgotten and alone.
The new grandson, only 3 days old, his mother still very pained,
and this one came looking for love, to know
love for him remained.
So I bid him come to me, with a smile and voice gentle and meek.
He came forward with crying eyes and tears
running down his cheek.
Ohhh, the look on his little face just broke this grandpaís heart.
It brought a swelling of love for him and
to him I did impart.
With kisses to his forehead, pats on his back, a bounce upon my knee,
my grandsonís frown turned upside down and
his sadness turned to glee.
His smile was wide from ear to ear and from deep within his soul.
His face shown bright and everything about
him seemed it were aglow.
I gave my undivided attention. I wanted him to feel like a star,
then said I very lovingly, "You donít know
how loved you are."
Many more words of love I spoke, though he understood them not.
He just quietly sat there beaming, as if
listening to what I thought.
As I pondered this simple occurrence, realizing what I had just seen,
I realized a higher form of communication
lay inside the human being.
For it was not the words I spoke that my little grandson understood.
It was the Language of The Spirit that made
him happy and feel good.
I had seen this communication in my own life. To many times to tell.
The Holy Ghost giving me guidance by
causing my bosom to swell.
But here it was in itís simplest form, used to give needed cheer.
The very language used by the Father to
communicate to us here.
This Language of The Spirit, often called The Language of Love
is how Heavenly Father communicates to us
from so far up above.
And I wept as I thought how often I too had felt this from afar,
that loving feeling saying, "You donít know
how loved you are."
Jeppsen #3751 (Ret) R# 140, November 6th, 2003
"There is one language...that is understood by each
missionary: the language of
the Spirit. It is not learned from textbooks written by men of letters, nor is
it acquired through reading and memorization. The language of the Spirit comes
to him who seeks with all his heart to know God and to keep His divine
in this language permits one to breach barriers, overcome obstacles,
and touch the human heart."
President Thomas S. Monson