In this arrangement, Child portrays a verse from the Biblical Book of Malachi which, according to LDS belief, refers to families being sealed together for eternity. The verse reads: “. . . I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to the fathers . . .”
The white heart in the small cave represents the dead while the red one represents the living. Two carved hands reach down to turn the hearts toward each other. These hands were missing for many years. Friends of Gilgal Garden commissioned a new set based on the originals.
Hortense Child’s audio interpretation of the Malachi sculpture