When we are racked or harrowed
up or tormented by guilt or burdened with grief,
He can heal us. While we do not fully understand
how the Atonement of Christ was made, we can
experience "the peace of God, which passeth all
understanding." Through the power of the
Atonement of Jesus Christ, our natures can be changed. Then our power to carry burdens
can be increased more than enough.
We see ourselves in terms
of yesterday and today. Our Heavenly Father sees
us in terms of forever.
Although we might settle for
less, Heavenly Father won't, for He sees us as the
glorious beings we are capable of becoming. The gospel of Jesus Christ is
a gospel of transformation. It takes us as men and women
of the earth and refines us into men and women
Jesus said, "Without me ye can
do nothing." I testify that that is God's truth.
Christ is everything to us, and
we are to "abide" in Him permanently, unyieldingly,
steadfastly, forever. For the fruit of the gospel to
blossom and bless our lives, we must be firmly
attached to Him.
He is Jesus Christ, the Holy One
of Israel, "full of grace, and mercy, and truth. ... It is he that cometh to take
away the sins of the world, yea, the sins of every man who
steadfastly [believed] on his name." I witness the reality and
divinity of a living Savior who invites us to come unto
Him and be transformed. We can be spiritually prepared
and cleansed from sin, immersed in and saturated with
His gospel, and purified and sealed by the Holy Spirit of
promise--even born again. We invite everyone on this
beautiful planet to taste of His doctrine and see
if it is not sweet and good and precious. We ask those of sincere heart to
learn of this doctrine and ask their Father in Heaven
if it is not true. By doing so, all can discover,
embrace, and walk in the true faith of their Father, which
faith will make them whole.
"Oh, sweet the joy this sentence
gives: 'I know that my Redeemer lives!'" May the
whole world know it and live by that knowledge,
I humbly pray.
Apostles of Jesus Christ testify of the Savior's power to heal, change, and purify us through His Atonement.