Dec '08 VT Message: Jesus Christ Is The Light, Life, And Hope of The World link
I love how the visit teaching message this month focuses on Jesus Christ, our Savior. Dallin H. Oaks said, "Jesus Christ is the light and the life of the world. All things were made by him. Under the direction and according to the plan of God the Father, Jesus Christ is the Creator, the source of the light and the life of all things..." For some reason I have never really thought of it that way. I have known that he is the light, because he is an example to us. Showing us the way we should live our lives and the path we should follow. But I never really have thought about that he is the one who actually created us and was the "life of all things". Maybe it is because he has given all the glory to our Heavenly Father.
I love how Pres Uchtdorf says, "The gospel of Jesus Christ has the divine power to lift you to great heights from what appears at times to be an unbearable burden or weakness." I am so grateful that I have the gospel in my life. It is what gives life meaning and hope. Sometimes I think about people who do not have the gospel in their lives and really wonder how they are able to make it through the challenges they face. I know that I rely on the strength of my Father in Heaven when I face obstacles and challenges in my life.
Last, but not least, I love the quote from Sister Beck, "...When you were baptised, you became participants in the first great hope, the Atonement of Christ. ... The second great hope is the Resurrection. ... With the hope of the Atonement and the Resurrection, you have a third great hope, the hope of eternal life..." I am so glad that we have the atonement & the resurrection and that because of these two things we can have eternal life. I am so grateful for my savior and all that he has done for all of us. What a remarkable man he is! I love this time of year and how more people seem to be really focusing on the savior.
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