Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Prince of Peace


Most of us have fantasies, at least from time-to-time, of becoming great, of making history in some way. This, however, was no concern of Jesus Christ. His only desire, to serve God and man, was completely devoid of magnifying popularity and fame. Instead, it was entirely rooted in love. Lifting the feeble knees, and the heads that hung low, is what He was all about. He did not do it to feel important, nor did He do it for the praise. He was full of humility, and a sincere desire to do His Father's will. So strong was His love, that even His worst enemies, were subjects of both His prayers, and of His complete and instant forgiveness. Truly, this Man was noble above all, even the literal Son of God. He suffered grief, and pain, beyond comprehension, deliberately, patiently, and with a merciful acknowledgement that if He did not, we ourselves would instead be doomed to suffer, for an infinity of years. His mission, was to go far beyond even the impossible feat of living a perfect life. It was also to bare each of our burdens of guilt, and of sickness, and of pain. This great, and atoning sacrifice, was our saving grace. All He expects in return, is that we do our best to repent, to follow His example, and to help others to do the same.


In what ways, can we more effectively do these three things?

3 comments:

  1. It's always wonderful to be reminded of all that our Savior has done for us. It's easy to get caught up in what the world thinks or making our mark. Jesus Christ was the perfect example of humility and doing the right things for the right reasons. If we humbly serve God and others and make that service important in our lives, we will feel our Savior's love and He will help us to become more like Him.

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  2. I'm very grateful that the Savior suffered for my sins so that I don't have to. It would be harder to focus on following his example if I knew that there was no way to reconcile my shortcomings. When I feel the joy that comes from repenting and striving to be more like Him, my desire to introduce others to His gospel increases, because I want them to experience that same joy.

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  3. I am so incredibly grateful for the Savior and for the atonement. I love being reminded that Christ didn't suffer the atonement for the praise and honor of the world but he did it because he loves all of us to a degree that we can't even comprehend. Christ's example makes me want to always do things not for praise from others,but for my love for Heavenly Father and the Savior.

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