Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hope, Jesus' Best Gift

I've been reflecting this Christmas season on some of the things I love the most about my Savior. I believe the biggest gift we receive because of His Atonement is hope.

Because of His gift, we can forgive others. People may wrong us, others can do great evil, and we can still love. We can be hurting, broken, forsaken by those we love, and still have hope. It is, as The Living Christ states, a "matchless gift." There is always light. There is always hope. Always a peace and calm available to those who seek it.

I'm so grateful for hope in my life! To think that such terrible, terrible things can be done in our world, and to know that Jesus died for every single person, knowing full well the "unforgivable" acts others would commit-- it brings me a lot of peace. I don't need to carry their burden or be the judge of who is worth forgiving-- Jesus Christ paid for all of their sins, and their hearts are for Him to judge, not me. His message is that there's always something better. There will BE something better in the next life. And you and I can put our faith and hope and trust in it, because we can put our faith and trust and hope in HIM.

That's the God I believe in. And that's the one who reaches out to me when I'm sad or hurt, confused or afraid. He says Trust Me. Believe in me. Hold on a little longer.

Thank you God, for the gift of your Divine Son this Christmas season!!

"Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God."

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