Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gethsemane - Part of the Atonement of the Savior - how do we reach out?

Luke says "And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.  And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.  And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.  And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping..." (Luke 22:41-44 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/22.41-44 )

My Heart is pained yet full of gratitude when I think of what the Savior went through for me, and for all of us.  This loving, pure Beloved Son sweat blood from his pores, and then in this hour of greatest agony, he found his apostles asleep, and then, finally, needed an angel to strengthen him.  Our Elder Brother and Savior did this for each and every one of us, because of the love he has for us.

Then, according to scripture and Elder Talmage, on the cross, he continued to pay the price for our sins, and only when he said "it is finished" and died, did the overbearing pain, which was greater than a mortal man can bear, finally cease.  

The price has already been paid.  How often do we reach out for forgiveness, or petition him to be comforted in our pains and trials?  Do we rely on our Savior to help us in times of need?  He has paid the price, and gained power over all.  Pour out your hearts to him, and be comforted.  

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Picture is Gethsemane by James Christiansen.

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