Friday, February 10, 2017

Following the example of Christ in lifting and strengthening others

We are told in scripture that Christ went about doing good, and healed the sick, the lame, the infirm, cast out devils, and many other miracles that showed the love that was in him.  

We also read at these same times the Pharisees and Saducees saying he did these things by the power of the Devil, and saying he broke the sabbath by healing on the Sabbath day, and many other things that today seem ridiculous.

He is our Savior and Redeemer, and he loves all of us.  And he has restored the same power by which he healed others to the earth for the benefit of all who have faith in him.  

We all have the charge to lift others, to strengthen others, and as our prophet has said:

"today there are hearts to gladden, there are deeds to be done—even precious souls to save. The sick, the weary, the hungry, the cold, the injured, the lonely, the aged, the wanderer—all cry out for our help." (Your Jericho Road, April 1977 General Conference)

As we do the work of the Lord, we can know that, as President Eyring has said, when we reach out to succor others, the Savior feels as if we reached out to succor him.  And we have the Savior's words; "inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 25:40)."  

May we ever do as the Savior did, here on earth, and lift and strengthen others.  

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