On the first day of the Savior’s ministry on the American continent, He invited all of the children to come forward. After offering a sublime prayer which filled His listeners with joy, “he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them” (3 Nephi 17:21).
The next day, Jesus quoted a promise given by the prophet Isaiah:
And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.3 Nephi 22:13, Isaiah 54:13
When He taught their children again, “he did loose their tongues, and they did speak unto their fathers great and marvelous things, even greater than he had revealed unto the people” (3 Nephi 26:14).
A great teacher is focused on the progress of the student. A great teacher enables their student to gain firsthand experience with the subject rather than relying exclusively on the teacher’s knowledge and experience. A great teacher helps the student become an independent learner.
A great gospel teacher leads their students to God and helps them learn to receive personal revelation. President Russell M. Nelson has invited us to “increase [our] spiritual capacity to receive revelation” (“Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,” General Conference, April 2018). He has said, “The Holy Ghost will be your personal tutor” (“Spiritual Treasures,” General Conference, October 2019).
Today, I will help my children increase their ability to receive personal revelation. I will remember that, as they are “taught of the Lord,” they will experience great peace.