Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Love from our Savior

The power of the atonement is real. Our Savior Jesus Christ has given the most precious gift anyone can give and that is the atonement. Sadly enough many don't even really know what this is. The atonement is the event that enables us to be reconciled to god. To atone is to suffer the penalty for sin, thereby removing the effects of sin from repentant sinners. Jesus Christ was the only one capable of making a perfect Atonement for all man kind. His Atonement included His suffering for our sins, the shedding of His blood and His death and Resurrection. Because of the Atonement, everyone who has lived will be resurrected. The Atonement also provides us with a way to be forgiven of our sins and to live forever with god. Jesus Christ suffered all that mankind has ever suffered and knows all that we have ever felt. To fully receive of this gift all that he asks is for us to have faith in him, repent, be baptized, receive the holy ghost and follow his teachings. I recently saw the realization of this powerful gift affect some one's life. We were teaching a great young lady about the atonement and she has been feeling so much guilt and shame from her past. As she came to realize how much Jesus Christ really is there for her she began to cry and she said that she now feels it in her heart and that she felt filled. She felt the love from God of being forgiven. I know that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world sent to redeem me and all mankind so that we may return to live with our Heavenly Father in his love and care.

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