Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we are saved from sin and death. Christ paid the price of our sins through His suffering in Gethsemane and on Golgotha. It is through our repentance and through God’s mercy and grace that we grow line upon line and become pure enough to return to Him.
Of this, President Thomas S. Monson has said: “With all my heart and the fervency of my soul, I lift up my voice in testimony as a special witness and declare that God does live. Jesus is His Son, the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh. He is our Redeemer; He is our Mediator with the Father. He it was who died on the cross to atone for our sins. He became the firstfruits of the Resurrection. Because He died, all shall live again. … May the whole world know it and live by that knowledge” (“I Know That My Redeemer Lives!” Ensign, May 2007, 25).
May we strengthen our testimonies of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world as we view photographs of the Holy Land and read scriptures that describe events from Christ’s mortal ministry.