Monday, March 16, 2015

The Atonement of Christ

This quote comes from yesterday's lesson on Christ in Priesthood and Relief Society, and the message comes from the First Presidency message about Christ.  Such powerful lessons come when we ponder the atonement of the Savior.  

President Benson also said “We declare the divinity of Jesus Christ. We look to Him as the only source of our salvation.”  (Manual, online at https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-of-presidents-of-the-church-ezra-taft-benson/chapter-6-jesus-christ-our-savior-and-redeemer )

As a part of the Atonement, we are told in Luke 22, that the Savior was "in agony." 

President Uchtdorf relates more about the atonement, and relates what modern revalation tells us the Savior went through "He took upon Himself the burden of our sins and paid an eternal and binding ransom not only for Adam’s original transgression but also for the sins and transgressions of the billions upon billions of souls who have ever lived. This eternal, sacred sacrifice caused “even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit” (D&C 19:18). 

"My soul overflows with gratitude when I contemplate the precious meaning of this sacrifice. It humbles me to know that all who accept this gift and incline their hearts to Him can be forgiven and cleansed of their sins, no matter how dark their blemish or how oppressive their burden.

We can be made spotless and pure once again. We can be redeemed by the eternal sacrifice of our beloved Savior." (Read at https://www.lds.org/liahona/2015/03/encircled-in-his-gentle-arms ).

As Easter approaches, may we all be grateful for the atonement of the Savior.  Pour our hearts out in prayers of gratitude, and serve others as he would have us do.  And we will be filled, and return to him again.  

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