Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Atonement

  • "We find joy in the consistent effort of experiencing a change of heart as we embrace the Atonement of Jesus Christ in our lives. I am grateful for this knowledge, and I know in my heart that our Savior went 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” (Alma 7:11). I know that there is real safety and protection in looking to the Lord and following His counsel."

    —Edward Dube, "Experiencing a Change of Heart", Ensign, June 2016
    Topics: Atonement

  • "So how do we build these eternal fortifications? The first step must be sincere, thorough, and complete repentance. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, each of us can become clean and the burden of our rebellion will be lifted. Remember, repentance is not punishment. It is the hope-filled path to a more glorious future."

    —Richard G. Scott, "Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ"
    Topics: Atonement

  • "The Savior’s physical suffering guarantees that through his mercy and grace every member of the human family shall be freed from the bonds of death and be resurrected triumphantly from the grave. Of course the time of that resurrection and the degree of exaltation it leads to are based upon our faithfulness."

    —Jeffrey R. Holland, "This Do in Remembrance of Me", Ensign, November 1995
    Topics: Atonement

  • "He knows of our anguish, and He is there for us. Like the good Samaritan in His parable, when He finds us wounded at the wayside, He binds up our wounds and cares for us."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "He Heals the Heavy Laden", Liahona, November 2006
    Topics: Atonement

  • "How grateful we should be that our Heavenly Father did not intercede but rather withheld His fatherly instinct to rescue His Beloved Son. Because of His eternal love for you and for me, He allowed Jesus to complete His foreordained mission to become our Redeemer."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "The Atonement and the Value of One Soul", Liahona, May 2004
    Topics: Atonement

  • "Because of His Atonement, the Savior has the power to succor—to help—every mortal pain and affliction."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ", Liahona, November 2015
    Topics: Atonement

  • "That Atonement would achieve complete victory over physical death, unconditionally granting resurrection to every person who has been born or ever will be born into this world. Mercifully it would also provide forgiveness for the personal sins of all, from Adam to the end of the world, conditioned upon repentance and obedience to divine commandments."

    —Jeffrey R. Holland, "Where Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet"
    Topics: Atonement

  • "I bear my witness that the Lord has asked each of us, His disciples, to help bear one another’s burdens. We have promised to do it. I bear my testimony that the Lord, through His Atonement and Resurrection, has broken the power of death. I give my witness that the living Christ sends the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, to those we are pledged to help Him comfort."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "The Comforter"
    Topics: Atonement

  • "Your noble birthright, identity, purpose, and divine commission set you apart from all others. But neither your birthright nor your premortal ordinations and commissions can save or exalt you. You will do that through your individual decisions and as you choose to access the power of the Lord’s Atonement in your lives."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "What Will You Choose?", Ensign, January 2015
    Topics: Agency, Atonement

  • "I bear my witness that the Lord has asked each of us, His disciples, to help bear one another’s burdens. We have promised to do it. I bear my testimony that the Lord, through His Atonement and Resurrection, has broken the power of death. I give my witness that the living Christ sends the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, to those we are pledged to help Him comfort."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "The Comforter"
    Topics: Atonement, Resurrection