As the first article of faith states: “We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.” We believe that the Godhead is comprised of three separate individuals who are one in purpose and who all want to help us in our lives.
We also believe that we were created in the image and likeness of our Heavenly Father. In a talk about the Godhead given by President Gordon B. Hinckley he reads Genesis 1:26 which says “God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Gen. 1:26). President Hinckley goes on to explain: “Could any language be more explicit? Does it demean God, as some would have us believe, that man was created in His express image? Rather, it should stir within the heart of every man and woman a greater appreciation for himself or herself as a son or daughter of God”.
Knowing that we were created in the likeness of our Heavenly Father can help us to remember that as literal daughters and sons of Heavenly Father we have infinite worth and he loves us unconditionally. When we make a mistake Heavenly Father doesn’t stop loving us, but just wants to help us get back on track so that we can be happy. We have the other members of the Godhead— Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost— to also help us in our lives and to comfort us. Christ as our Savior literally suffered for every sin and sorrow that we will ever go through and we can gain strength and power in our lives through the Atonement. The Holy Ghost helps us by not only comforting us but the Holy Ghost also testifies to us of truth so that we can have guidance in our lives.
Gaining knowledge about the members of the Godhead can help us to know who we are and to know where we can go for help and support in our lives.