Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas and the Atonement

Last week the LDS church released the Christmas video for this year, and it was the perfect fit because this week I read Alma chapter 7.

Verses 9-11 help shed a little more light on the importance of the need for the Savior to be born when it says "But behold, the Spirit hath said this much unto me, saying: Cry unto this people, saying—Repent ye, and prepare the way of the Lord, and walk in his paths, which are straight; for behold, the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and the Son of God cometh upon the face of the earth. And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God. And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities."

We know that the Savior came to this world to save us from sin but something that is under emphasized is that He came here to help us in ALL of our trails.

Some people believe that they dont need the atonement because they have never really commited a big sin, but truly it is because of the atonement that we can recieve comfort in our hard times.

He can help us through the times of depression or anxiety or trial. and that is why we need a Savior.

So let us take this Christmas season to remember that. Even though we may get stressed out in the stores or we feel alone on the holidays, we can remember that He is there and we can talk to Our Father in Heaven to get the comfort we seek.