Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Christ understands our deepest pains, and can comfort us

When we go through trials, do we realize that Christ knows everything we could ever go through?  Pictures are not perfect, but this one reminds me of the fact that Christ understands us perfectly.  Isaiah says

"He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted." (Isaiah 53)

We look at his life and ministry.  Many people followed him, but many people also mocked him, tried to kill him, and he kept having to confound the chief priests and rabbis.  

Finally, he went through the pain of gethsemane, which modern scripture tells us in Christ's own words

"Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—" (Doctrine & Covenants 19:18)

He faced everything alone, his apostles sleeping while he was in agony, so badly that an angel had to strengthen him.  

Afterwards, betrayed by one of his own, he we led to mocking, spitting, hitting from the Chief Priests, mocking and flogging from the Roman Soldiers, and crucifixion to satisfy the demands of the mob.  

Christ was dying for the sins of those who would crucify him.  

On the cross, he cried out "My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me"  He knew what it was like to feel alone, forsaken, lost, and brokenhearted.  

He is someone who understands our deepest sorrows, the things we do not talk about.  He understands perfectly because, as scripture says, "The Son of Man hath descended below them all."

And he did it so he could comfort us, strengthen us, forgive us, and redeem us.  He is a God who knows the depths we sink to and can lift and strengthen us in all we do. 

That we may come unto him is my prayer.  

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