I seem to be hitting the various churches, temples, etc. lately and this is one I’ve seen lots of photos of before so off to The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints in Spring, Texas I went.
Upon driving up one thing is very noticable….they really take pride in the cleanliness and I’m talking sparkling clean exterior! Beautiful flowers welcome you to the church along with fountains, trees, finely trimmed bushes and gleaming white everywhere!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sparkling clean fountains
Again, not 100% that is indeed who sits on top of the temple but according to Wikipedia “in Mormonism, an angel who visited Joseph Smith on numerous occasions, beginning on September 21, 1823. According to Smith, the angel was the guardian of the golden plates, which Latter Day Saints believe were the source material for the Book of Mormon, buried in a hill near Smith’s home in western New York. An important figure in the theology of the Latter Day Saint movement, Moroni is featured prominently in Mormon architecture and art. Besides Smith, the Three Witnesses and several other witnesses also reported that they saw Moroni in visions in 1829.
Moroni is thought by Latter Day Saints to be the same person as a Book of Mormon prophet-warrior named Moroni, who was the last to write in the golden plates. The book states that Moroni buried them before he died after a great battle between two pre-Columbian civilizations. After he died, he became an angel who was tasked with guarding the golden plates and directing Smith to their location in the 1820s. According to Smith, he returned the golden plates to Moroni after they were translated and, as of 1838, Moroni still had the plates in his possession.“
So, there you have it…to me, it’s just a beautiful place to look at. Please be respectful if you visit and don’t ask if you can go inside, the answer is a very polite no. I met four young teenaged church members outside who could not have been more cordial, polite and kind.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serene bench
Thanks for popping by and sharing in our mini-adventures!
Max and his Human