Today’s inspiration is drawn from “Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ” by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during October 2015.
In a world filled with trials and tribulations, the Atonement of Jesus Christ offers a source of strength, hope, and healing. Elder Dallin H. Oaks’ powerful message during the October 2015 general conference reminds us of the profound impact of Christ’s Atonement on our lives. Let’s explore the significance of this divine gift and how it can empower us to face life’s challenges with courage.
Life on Earth is a journey filled with both joys and sorrows, triumphs and trials. As mortals, we are all destined to experience the certainty of death and the weight of sin. However, the Atonement of Jesus Christ serves as a beacon of hope, offsetting these two certainties of mortal existence. More than that, it provides us with the strength we need to overcome the myriad challenges that come our way.
Elder Oaks reminds us that the Savior’s Atonement is not limited to bearing our sins; it extends to Him experiencing “pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind.” This profound truth helps us understand that Christ’s Atonement is not just about our spiritual salvation but also about our temporal well-being.
Alma, in the Book of Mormon, provides us with a clear picture of the Savior’s comprehensive Atonement. He testified that Jesus Christ suffered pains, afflictions, and temptations of every kind. Why did He endure these mortal challenges? Alma’s answer is profound: “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.”
In simple terms, the Savior’s Atonement empowers Him to understand our struggles intimately. He knows our pain, our heartaches, our temptations, and our suffering because He willingly experienced them as part of His Atonement. This unique knowledge equips Him to succor us, to provide the strength we need to bear life’s burdens.
Throughout the scriptures, we find evidence of the Savior’s healing power. He healed the brokenhearted, cured infirmities, and provided relief to those in physical and emotional distress. The Book of Mormon records His healing of those “afflicted in any manner.”
Isaiah prophesied of the Messiah’s mission to bear our griefs and sorrows, providing comfort and strength. He assured us that the Lord would strengthen and help us in times of need.
One might wonder who can partake of the blessings of the Atonement. Is it limited to a select few who meet specific criteria? Elder Oaks clarifies that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is for all—every man and woman, regardless of their circumstances. Christ’s Atonement is not only about delivering us from sin but also about providing us with strength in times of need.
Our Savior descended below all things, comprehending the full range of human suffering. His Atonement offers the strength to bear our afflictions, and He stands ready to help and heal us when we seek Him in faith. The Apostle James reminds us to humble ourselves before the Lord, for He will lift us up.
One of the most profound truths about the Atonement is that we have only to ask for its blessings. The scriptures teach us that if we seek, we shall receive; if we knock, it shall be opened unto us. Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are ever ready to hear and answer our prayers.
Whether we’re dealing with sickness, physical or mental challenges, grief, addiction, or the pain of rejection, we can turn to the Savior in faith. His Atonement offers the strength to bear it all. As the hymn says, “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure.”
As recipients of Christ’s healing power, we are also called to be instruments of healing and strength in the lives of others. We can extend the Savior’s compassion by reaching out to those who are suffering, by listening, by offering a helping hand, and by being a source of comfort and encouragement.
In a world where people often feel rejected, isolated, or overwhelmed, we can make a difference. Let us be like the good Samaritan, who bound up the wounds of a stranger and cared for him. Let us embody the healing and strengthening power of Jesus Christ in our interactions with others.
In conclusion, Elder Dallin H. Oaks’ message emphasizes the profound impact of the Atonement of Jesus Christ on our lives. It offers strength, hope, and healing for all who seek it. Let us remember that the Savior understands our trials, and His Atonement provides the strength to endure. As we receive His blessings, let us also extend His healing touch to those in need, making the world a better place—one act of love and kindness at a time. Link to the original: Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ
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