Sunday, February 22, 2015

Come Unto Christ

I love the Book of Mormon. One of the greatest messages that stands out to me as I read is the call for us as individuals to come unto Christ. That message was the youth theme last year, and I'm sure that the youth were so blessed by the teachings they received that catered to the Savior. As I study the life of Christ, I see over and over again how much He desires each of us to follow Him, be like Him, and believe in Him.

In Omni 1:26 we read, "And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved."

I love how this scripture outlines that coming to Christ is the way to have salvation and redemption. It also explains that we have to continue to believe, fast, pray, and endure throughout our lives to fully partake of His salvation. It is a great reminder that our faith requires a little bit of a sacrifice on our part--essentially, He wants our "whole souls." The more I have tried to offer my whole soul to the Savior, the more peace and freedom I have felt in my life, and the closer I have felt to the Redeemer.

I am so grateful for the wisdom and knowledge I gain as I read the scriptures, and I have a strong testimony of the love of Christ. I hope and pray that we can all grow closer to Him this year, that we may experience His salvation.

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