Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanks at Thanksgiving for the Lord Jesus Christ

I wanted to at this thanksgiving time give thanks something I feel I am not grateful enough for and that is the Savior.  I want to share with those that may read my blog some of my feelings on Jesus Christ, things that are deeply personal to me and I feel appropriate to share this time of year. The words of a hymn echo in my mind, "Oh it is wonderful that he should care for us enough to die for us, oh it is wonderful, wonderful to me."  I am so thankful for the Saviors love and that care enough to pay for my sins.  That when I make a mistake, sometimes over and over, that through repentance I can have those feelings of guilt taken away, and be forgiven of my sins.

I am thankful for the knowledge that when I am having a tough day or week that the Savior Jesus Christ, did in dead feel what I am going through.  I love the Savior and want to be more like him.  I was recently reading a talk by a living apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ and I would like to quote him for a minute, "Indeed the Atonement of the Only Begotten Son of God in the flesh is the crucial foundation upon which all Christian doctrine rests and the greatest expression of divine love this world has ever been given. Its importance in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cannot be overstated. Every other principle, commandment, and virtue of the restored gospel draws its significance from this pivotal event."  (here is the rest of the talk)  

In conclusion, I want to share with those who my read my blog that I know that the Savior lives, He loves us, and if we would only believe in him we can grow to know him.  I give thanks for these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.