General Conference Book Club Week 14:
Elder Richard G. Scott gave this beautiful Easter message at the last General Conference: “He Lives! All Glory to His Name!”
“Jesus Christ lives. He is our Savior, our Redeemer. He is a glorious, resurrected being. He has the capacity to communicate love that is so powerful, so overwhelming as to surpass the capacity of the human tongue to express adequately. He gave His life to break the bonds of death. His Atonement made fully active the plan of happiness of His Father in Heaven.”
Yesterday in Relief Society, we sang the Primary song “I know my Savior Lives.” The beauty and simplicity of the words brought tears to me eyes as I reflected on my sure knowledge that Jesus Christ lives. What an awesome blessing to think about all the victory he gained and shares with us. As you read Elder Scott’s testimony of the Savior, what feels the most meaningful to you?
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4 thoughts on “GCBC Week 14: “He Lives!””
“Our understanding of and faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ will provide strength and capacity needed for a successful life. It will also bring confidence in times of trial and peace in moments of turmoil.”
“Your personal witness of their reality will be strengthened. They must be more than principles you memorize. They must be woven into the very fiber of your being as a powerful bulwark against the rising tide of abomination that infects our world.”
E. Scott is so right–I think we barely scratch the surface in understanding all that the Atonement does for us. I love the idea of having our testimonies of the Atonement “woven into the very fiber of [our] being”. These are the things that will be necessary to get us through the last days.
I had a similar experience this Sunday. The sweetness and simpleness of the gospel suddenly hit me with amazing, awing force. Reading your own sweet testimony really cements the experience for me – thank you.
“It is truly said that the most important callings in time and eternity are those of father and mother… As parents, prepare your children for the challenges they will encounter. Teach the truth, encourage them to live it, and they will be alright no matter how severely the world is shaken.”
“When the Savior is the center of your home it is filled with peace and serenity. There is a spirit of calm assurance that pervades the home that is felt by children and adults alike.”
I am so thankful for parents who had a testimony of the Savior’s Atonement, and shared it with me, so that I had the opportunity to learn and grow from their teachings. I hope that as I continue to share my testimony with my boys that they will also feel like our home is one that has the spirit of Lord there. I loved hearing the apostles share testimony of the Savior’s Atoning sacrifice.
I’m a little behind because I took a break to read the Priesthood session. I’m now playing catch up. One thing that stood out to me about the Priesthood session was the new direction with Duty to God. They are focusing on the pattern to learn, act, and share. As I read Elder Scott’s words, I couldn’t help but think of this same pattern. He invites us to learn by “strengthen[ing] our understanding of the significance of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” He then invites us to act by “establish[ing] a personal study plan to better understand and appreciate the incomparable, eternal, infinite consequences of Jesus Christ’s perfect fulfillment of His divinely appointed calling as our Savior and Redeemer.” We are then to share as we “teach true principles within the sanctity of our homes.”
I also loved Elder Scott’s words on the eternal roles of parents. “It is truly said that the most important callings in time and eternity are those of father and mother. In time we will be released from all other assignments we receive but not from that of father and mother.”