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Dear Gramps,

I was wondering if you think babies can still remember their pre-earth life when they are newborns or is the veil closed at conception? I have always believed they can still remember being in the presence of the Father but a friend disagrees….please settle this one for us!

Samantha

 

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Dear Samantha,

There is an interesting poem written by William Wordsworth that says,

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;

The soul that rises with us, our life’s star,

Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar;

Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness,

But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home.

I have had several impressions with children one to three years old that make me feel that indeed they seem to remember something of where they came from. I have also heard the following rather touching account. It is a second hand account, so I cannot verify its accuracy, but nevertheless it speaks to the point.

A mother had recently brought a newborn home from the hospital. Not long after, her three-year-old sister said, “Mommy, can I go in and see my baby sister?” The mother replied, “Surely, take my hand.” The little girl replied, “No, I want to go alone.” So the mother opened the door to the nursery and stood by the door watching her little daughter. The little girl approached the crib, looked down at her little sister and said, “Tell me about Jesus. I’m beginning to forget.”

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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