The Atonement and Me

"It was infinite in scope—it was to be done once for all. 30 And the mercy of the Atonement extends... to an infinite number of people"   Russell M. Nelson

The Atonement and Me

     We hear the name all the time. Jesus Christ. You hear it in all places, in all situations, on an almost daily basis. In the streets being taken in vain by hoodlums, in the Christian home knelt in prayer before the kids go to bed, in the chapels of the local church, in the orphanage by the child wishing and praying someone would take them. The name of Christ is heard all over the world each day. 
But do we really pause to think of Him? 

Most assuredly He takes the time to think about you.

     As i think about who this Jesus of Nazareth is to me, a tear comes to my eye. He has become much more than a name on a page, than a great Teacher we learn of in the Bible. He has become a piece of my soul. A piece of who Will Henrie is, and a deep love and appreciation for Him is rooted deep within my heart. I will never mention him without taking a moment, as long as that moment may be, to remember Him. Two years of my life has been dedicated full time to knowing Him and letting Him help me as i show others the way. And now i have an eternity to learn to become as He is.
     I have felt the Atonement's reality in my life, the Balm of Gilead to the wounded soul, i have felt its healing salves cover my wounds, and my transgressions. I have spent time on my knees in a dark room, begging God for forgiveness, and i have felt 'encircled about in the arms of His love' many times. I have come to know Christ in the darkest hours, as he lead me back to the light.
     I have also felt the enabling power of the Atonement, it has meant so much to me that not only does Christ wipe the tears away and dust me off when i fall short, but He picks me up and encourages me, telling me i can do this. he has enabled me to become better than i could ever be on my own.
     I know He lives. I know He loves. I know He is real.
In the name of our Beloved Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

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