- I recognize that having had such a family and such a wonderful family life comes from their having the Savior at the center of each of their lives.
He speaks of one characteristic of the Savior that is so vital to feeling His love for us.
- One of the attributes of the Savior we most appreciate is His infinite compassion.
President Eyring speaks about being partners with Christ to bringing comfort and joy to those that are in need. We are part of the great plan of happiness for others and we need to learn what our role is in answering the prayers that people send to heaven.
- You can and must be an important part of His giving comfort to those who need comfort. You can play your part best if you know more of how He answers those prayers for help.
He speaks about Job and the many trials that he went through. Despite all the trials, he kept his faith and was greatly rewarded for it in the end.
- It was the witness of the Spirit of the coming Atonement which saw Job through the tests life is intended to include for all of us. That is part of the great plan of happiness the Father gave us. He allowed His Son to provide, by His atoning sacrifice, the hope that comforts us no matter how hard the way home to Him may be. The Father and the Son send the Holy Ghost to comfort and strengthen disciples of the Master in their journey.
The ultimate compassion the Savior shows is his understanding of all of our failings and missteps. There is not a feeling, power, hurt, or happiness, that the Savior has not felt, taken upon Him, and made possible for us to be made right from. He truly understands how we all feel at all times, in all circumstances.
- Only God knows hearts, and so only He can say, in truth, “I know how you feel.”
Although our understanding is limited, Christ's is not. As we partner with Him to help God's children, we will feel a bit of that love and understanding of that way God views us and all His children. God's view of us is full of love and support and caring.
- I can know only partially how much He feels joy each time you, as His disciple, help Him bring a moment of peace and joy to a child of our Heavenly Father.
As we have joined the church and made covenants with God, we have promised to lift one another to higher ground. His promises to us as sure and if we d our part, we will be bless for helping others and will be able to bring blessings to thsoe around us that are in need.
- The Lord has asked each of us, His disciples, to help bear one another’s burdens. We have promised to do it.
- His love never fails, and we never will cease to feel in our hearts the urge “to mourn with those that mourn … and comfort those that stand in need of comfort.” Nor will the peace He promises ever leave us as we serve others for Him.
We are called upon to be partners with Christ to bring comfort to those that are in need. When we look back in church history, there are many references to angels visiting various people. I have wondered why that doesn't happen in our time today. Maybe it does and we just don't hear about it. I like to think we have moved closer to the Savior as members of the church and God now has options to use us as those sent to provide comfort and heavenly messengers are no longer necessary. As we live the covenants that we have taken upon us, we become partners with Christ to provide comfort to those in need. These people might have needed heavenly messengers in the past but now we are those people sent to provide that comfort and joy to God's children. We have a sacred trust given to us. I would hope that you would take a minute today to ask God how you can partner with Him to bring the light of Christ to someone in need. As you do, I would encourage you to act on those spiritual promptings and look for the joy that comes from being one with Christ to bring happiness to others.