Sunday, April 12, 2009
It is Easter time again and we had a wonderful holiday. We went to church early in the morning and it was such a beautiful day. Easter is such an important time to remember all that the Savior has done for us and on a more personal level, what He has done for me. I believe in my Lord. I trust in Him and I know that because of Him, my burdens are lighter. I am so grateful for this!
So many times I hear people say that the gospel is hard and hard to live. I have not found that to be the case. What is hard is life itself and my own sins. We make it harder than it needs to be. Thankfully the Lord provided us a Savior who takes our sins that we forsake and He takes the burdens and worry. When I am not doing all I can for the Lord, my life is hard, painful and stressful. But I know that He makes up for where I lack. I think the hardest lesson for many people to learn is endure to the end. Which to me is another way of saying 'don't give up'. I don't worry that I will never be perfect, because I know I can't be without Christ. When I falter or mess up, He is there. When I give up completely, He stands at the door and knocks until I open it. Giving up is another way of turning our back on God and telling him that giving into our sins and desires mean more to us than coming to Christ.
But I won't give up and I am not perfect and I fall SO often, but He is always there. Always! Easter is about Christ suffering for our sins, but also our burdens and our sorrows and He has born them for me multiple times. When no one else could give me comfort, He has been there bringing peace to my soul in dark hours. I believe in Jesus Christ, I have faith in Him and I believe in His gospel. And without Him, I am nothing.
Posted by Jessica at 9:46 PM