Monday, April 18, 2011

All About Him

School, work, sports, hustle and bustle, friends, family..... are all things that consume our lives. We live in the now.... I do it, you do it, we all do it. Our minds get clouded with finances, running errands, taking care of kids, homework, animals, etc. But what should we be focusing on? This past week I have really tried my best to remember really what matters most. This upcoming weekend we celebrate with colored eggs, chocolates, easter baskets, marshmallow chicks (ewwww!) But do we devote just as much time to our Savior and the real reason to celebrate easter with the greatest gift he gave us? The Atonement. The Atonement means taking two things that have become separated, estranged, or incompatible-like a perfect God and an imperfect you and me-and brings them together again, making the two be "at one." I am so grateful for my Savior. He gave his life. He bled and suffered that I might return to back to my Heavenly Father. He is mine and your advocate to the Father (D&C 45:3-5). I know sometimes the world holds heavy burdens on our shoulders, but through our Savior Jesus Christ, he can lift those burdens if we just have faith. I hope all of you take some time in this week and really ponder and give thanks to our Savior.

Happy Easter Week!

Pictures are featured in the book Reflections of Christ.