The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of Hope and Healing. As we are serving a full time mission; we daily invite others to come unto Christ. We experience great moments of joy when they recognize how the Atonement can bless their lives.
Our living prophet for our day, President Thomas S. Monson stated; "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." I too know that my Redeemer lives.
In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus Christ took upon himself the Sins of the World. No one can understand what he went through but our Savior did this for each and every one of us.
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve apostles made this profound statement: "The Savior has suffered not just for our iniquities but also for the inequality, the unfairness, the pain, the anguish, and the emotional distresses that so frequently beset us. There is no physical pain, no anguish of soul, no suffering of spirit, no infirmity or weakness that you or I ever experience during our mortal journey that the Savior did not experience first. You and I in a moment of weakness may cry out, "No one understands, No one knows." No human being, perhaps knows. But the Son of God perfectly knows and understands, for He felt and bore our burdens before we ever did. And because He paid the ultimate price and bore that burden, He has perfect empathy and can extend to us His arm of mercy in so many phases of our life. He can reach out, touch, succor-literally run to us-and strengthen us to be more than we could ever be and help us to do that which we could never do through relying upon only our own power."
Take a moment and watch this very tender heart felt video of the song Gethsemane music and words written by Roger and Melanie Hoffman and sang by Claire Ryann and video produced by her father.This sweet little 3 year old will melt your heart. I was once the Achievement Day Leader of this precious child's mother many years ago. Her parents and grandparents are cherished friends of ours.
Wishing you all a very Joyful Easter Celebration!
Here are more Easter videos to watch~