What an incredible week. I feel like I say that every week, but I really mean it. It has been an incredible week, in a lot of different ways. The thing that I learned most this week, is how grateful I am for Jesus Christ, and for His infinite atonement.
This week we have had a lot of opportunities to share my love for my Savior, and my gratitude for the atonement. Often when we talk about, or think about the atonement of Jesus Christ, we forget about just how much the atonement encompasses. I think that we just think of the atonement as a way to be forgiven of our sins, and transgressions (those things we did that were wrong, but we didn't know at the time we did it). Often we forget about all the other things that Christ so lovingly and willingly suffered for each and everyone of us. I'm sure that at some point in the last 9 months I have shared this scripture with you all, but it really is one of my favorites, especially about the atonement.
11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; 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. (Alma 7:11-12)