The Promised Messiah is the only way we can return to the presence of God. Nephi states the following:
"Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth.
Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered.
Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise.
Wherefore, he is the firstfruits unto God, inasmuch as he shall make intercession for all the children of men; and they that believe in him shall be saved" (2 Nephi 2:6-9).
He will intercede for us at the throne of the Father, having taken upon himself our sins, having paid the price for our iniquities, and in so doing, being able to ransom us and to save us so we repent and return to the presence of the Father and the Son together with our families forever.
He loves us with a love that is perfected through trial and pain. Mothers know how their love for their children is perfected through their pain in childbirth. How much greater is the love the Savior has for us, for he suffered "even until death." and freely gave his life for us, for as he said "no man taketh it, but I lay it down of myself."
May we ever be grateful for our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith, and the Savior of all the earth who come unto him and repent.
That we all may come unto him is my prayer.
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