Sunday, April 12, 2009
EASTER SUNDAY...what it really is all about
"The great Atonement was the supreme act of forgiveness. The magnitude of that Atonement is beyond our ability to completely understand. The suffering so great, the agony so intense, that none of us can comprehend it when the Savior offered Himself as a ransom for the sins of mankind." Gordon B. Hinckley
"Sometimes we carry unhappy feelings about past hurts too long. We spend too much energy dwelling on things that have passed and cannot be changed. We struggle to close the door and let go of the hurt. If, after time, we can forgive whatever may have caused the hurt, we will tap "into a life-giving source of comfort' through the Atonement and tapping into that higher power the sweet peace of forgiveness will be ours." James E. Faust
Today our family had the priviledge to hear Russell M. Nelson bear his testimony of the truthfullness of the Atonement and what a blessing it is. He also told a story of an experience he would never forget... he and some other Prominant Dr.s were in a foreign country and their friend a Dr. also was bleeding to death inside his body, they were helpless as surgeons. All they could do was pray for this man, he was given a blessing that he would live,that the bleeding would stop. He could have immediatly died, but his bleeding stopped and he was transported home and lived. God lives and loves us, he died for our sins and for the principal of repentance.
Hope you too had a beautiful Easter Sunday with your loved ones, and also time to contemplate what the real meaning of the Atonement means to you in your life.