Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Living Christ

Last week, Susan Tanner, the Young Women’s General President, came and spoke at Young Women in Excellence. It was an incredible experience to listen to her live and in such a small setting. All of us had been challenged to memorize the document, The Living Christ, to recite and have as the topic of the meeting. I didn’t think I’d be able to do it, but miracles never cease and I did! It has honestly changed me.

First—a couple of things from the meeting:
*Christ’s gospel was a message of peace and goodwill. If those two words were all we knew of the gospel, do we act that way?
*What if we saw each other as nothing but good?
*Be worthy of having the Lord send His tender mercies to you
*”Prove me now herewith”

I wanted to do some sort of Thanksgiving post, but decided to just focus on Him—the Living Christ. He is the reason I have everything that I do anyway—family, friends, a home, a car, a job, and my life.

My favorite line from the document is, “He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His path is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come.” I know He lives. I know He died for all of us and was resurrected and lives today. He is the Messiah, the Jehovah, the Healer, the Teacher, the Only Begotten, the Redeemer, the Cornerstone, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Judge, and the Immortal Son of God. I know that I am happiest when I follow His teachings. I am so grateful for The Living Christ; He has blessed me so much.

4 comments:

Lisa Gleue said...

wow- how did you guys get so lucky to get the general YW president? I'm impressed! Man, that makes my YW in excellence sound so boring with just our bishop speaking!

clay and jordan said...

I LOVE your blog! It is always so uplifting. Thanks again for sharing such great words.

Julie Lewis said...

I loved that too. I am glad you write down things for the rest of us!

WX Ences said...

You go girl! I can't believe you memorized that whole thing?!?! I should endeavor to fill what little brain capacity I have available with such uplifting works, but alas, I suck...

I loved the pics of your road trip. My mom and dad got us tickets to the Rexburg Temple open house. We are going there over New Years and I think it would be really great to take the kids through.