First, a big UGH because now that I've upgraded to IOS 7, my blogger app on my iPad isn't working and I've had a post in the drafts section for 2 days. It's used up so much of my time trying to get it to work. So now I'm on my husband's laptop and copying the whole thing. I wouldn't care if it was a silly recipe or decorating post. But this one means something to me. So here it is:
The past couple of days I've been thinking about an LDS General Conference talk.
I know I'm really an infant when it comes to understanding the Atonement. And I really enjoy thinking about it and reading about it and trying to understand it. In reading and thinking about this particular talk, it's taken me around to thinking about my life and life in general.
Like about how all of us make sacrifices in our lives for people we love and sometimes for people we don't love. But none of us, really none of us, totally sacrifice our lives. But it was different for the Savior. From this conference talk: He could have known how to succor us simply by revelation, but He chose to learn by His own personal experience." (Henry B. Eyring) And another quote: "Christ's voluntary suffering during life was in addition to the suffering in the garden and on the cross." (Kent F. Richards)
Those are such powerful thoughts for me! I don't often think on His suffering throughout His life. He sacrificed His entire life for us! Because of this, "it will comfort us when we must wait in distress for the Savior's promised relief that He knows, from experience, how to heal and help us." (Henry B. Eyring)
I love thinking about this. It helps me feel grateful. Especially during times when I'm sinking into a little sadness or self-pity. Life is so good, and I'm really, really grateful for the Savior's sacrifices for me and for all the people I love who continually sacrifice for me.