Our primary is small and run somewhat casually because nobody's quite sure what the situation will be until primary starts. Someone is always gone, and sometimes it's the students, sometimes it's the teachers, and sometimes it's the leaders. A few weeks ago the secretary/pianist and I (the chorister) were running the show. Thankfully all three of the substitutes showed up to teach their classes, but for singing and sharing time it was us and one other teacher.
So despite primary being run in a low-stress atmosphere, I knew I couldn't simply have Kathleen get up and start giving everyone a stream-of-consciousness interpretation of the gospel. It rarely works in sacrament meeting, and who knows what a four year-old will think up under pressure.
So Friday morning, Brandon graciously took charge of crafting a talk with Kathleen in the five minutes between preparing agendas for his meetings and going to his meetings. He's been a missionary, so he knows how to get things done.
When it was time for her talk, Kathleen stood up with her paper and read
Then she sat down. And I got to sit and watch.Many prophets testified that Jesus would come to save His people.
Moses said that Jesus would come to earth.
When the Israelites were bitten by snakes, Moses held up the Brazen Serpent.
This was a symbol of Jesus. Everyone who looked at the Brazen Serpentgot better and was healed.
Everyone who did not died.
This symbol reminds us of Jesus. Those who look to Jesus for salvationwill be saved through His Atonement. Those who do not will diespiritually.
Moses was a type or symbol of Jesus. His life was an example of the Savior.
I am thankful for prophets who teach us about Jesus Christ.