Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Still the only way

 Back Then
"O remember, remember, my sons, the words which king Benjamin spake unto his people; yea, remember that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, who shall come; yea, remember that he cometh to redeem the world. And remember also the words which Amulek spake unto Zeezrom, in the city of Ammonihah; for he said unto him that the Lord surely should come to redeem his people, but that he should not come to redeem them in their sins, but to redeem them from their sins." King Benjamin

Now a Days
"My dear young friends, when the captain of a long-range jet passes the point of safe return, and the headwinds are too strong or the cruising altitudes too low, he might be forced to divert to an airport other than his planned destination. This is not so in our journey through life back to our heavenly home. Wherever you find yourselves on this journey through life, whatever trials you may face, there is always a point of safe return; there is always hope. You are the captain of your life, and God has prepared a plan to bring you safely back to Him, to your divine destination." President Dieter F Uchtdorf
Even though the messages were years and years apart the mean is still the same "And [Christ does] this that [He] may prove unto many that [He is] the same yesterday, today, and forever;". Christ is the only way we can return back to our literal loving Heavenly Father. It is only as we repent of our sins can we be cleasened from what we have done wrong. I may not be quoted by millions of people but I know that the atonement has brought joy back into my life. It has made the journey of life easier to handle. Jesus Christ is the only person that could have atoned for our sins and our pains and His atonement is the only way we will be made clean. Enough to be able to return to the I love my Savior and I am thankful for all He has done for me.

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