Our hope in the Atonement empowers us with eternal perspective.
Our great personal challenge in mortality is to become “a saint through the atonement of Christ.”
Repentance provides the condition that allows the Savior, through the power of the Atonement, to heal us (see 3 Nephi 9:13).
The Savior can heal wounded hearts, misunderstanding, and hatred if we look to His word and His Atonement.
The Savior declared the divine doctrine uniting the Atonement and the emblems of the bread and water in the sacrament: “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you” (John 6:53).
His most exemplary act, the Atonement, required Jesus to descend “below all things” (D&C 88:6) and suffer “the pains of all men” (2 Nephi 9:21). Thus we understand the Atonement has broader purpose than providing a means to overcome sin.
In the Church’s addiction recovery program, those who suffer from addiction learn through the Atonement of Jesus Christ how to experience the miracle of living in recovery.
The Atonement is intensely personal and uniquely crafted for our own individual circumstances and situations.
Joy is much deeper than simply passing moments of contentment or feelings of happiness. Real joy, or “everlasting joy” (2 Nephi 8:11), comes from experiencing the power of the Atonement through sincere repentance and from a spiritual confirmation that we can be redeemed from sin through the Lord Jesus Christ and inherit eternal life.
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is available to each of us. His Atonement is infinite.
Alma’s repentance was so complete and Christ’s Atonement so infinite that Alma became a prophet and was promised eternal life. As you do your best to be obedient and repentant, you too can receive a place in the celestial kingdom through the Atonement and grace of Jesus Christ.
The temple is the house of the Lord. The basis for every temple ordinance and covenant—the heart of the plan of salvation—is the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
Are you taking full advantage of the redeeming power of repentance in your life so that you can have greater peace and joy?
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