He then referenced a talk by President Spencer W. Kimball when he advised youth to keep a picture of the temple in their bedroom to remind them of the beauty and importance of the House of the Lord.
He spoke of the importance of the sealing power, which takes place in the temple.
“’Until death do us part’ has very little appeal to those who love each other with all their hearts,” Elder Walker said.
Elder Walker spoke of a time when he was with President Gordon B. Hinckley in Korea speaking to a congregation shortly after his wife, Marjorie, passed away.
He said President Hinckley was not disheartened by the passing of his wife because they had been sealed together in the House of the Lord.
“We went to the temple and we knelt at the alter and we were sealed for time and all eternity,” President Hinckley said. “She is mine and I am hers and it won’t be long until we are together again.”
Elder Walker encouraged members of the Church to go to the temple regularly to receive the blessings of the temple and to feel a greater appreciation for their ancestors and the people who went on before them.
He said members should always strive to never let their temple recommend expire.
“An expired recommend is not a valid recommend,” Elder Walker said.
He said when members of the Church attend the temple, they are able to draw nearer to God and be more like Him.
Elder Walker said members can research temples further by studying Sections 109 and 110 and the first 55 verses of Section 124 of the Doctrine and Covenants.
“May the temple help us to always remember Him,” Elder Walker said. “May the temple help us to always love the Lord.”