Today, in church with the young women, we were discussing our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness. We talked about who we are and where we came from and also we discussed our Savior Jesus Christ.
My husband was listening to a lesson on the computer this morning and it kept emphasizing the importance of knowing Jesus Christ and loving Him and recognizing Him as our personal Savior. The analogy was given of a man that had fallen into a pit, a very deep pit. He was unable to get out of it on his own. Then, someone lowered a ladder. The man had to climb the ladder to get out of the pit but without that ladder he would have been doomed to be stuck in that pit forever. That is how the atonement is. We are all stuck in the pit. Jesus Christ as a perfect person was not subject to be in the pit. He is the one that offered us the ladder. Through the atonement, we can climb that ladder out of that dark pit and back to level ground.
In that vein, here is a simple poster I found that I love.
Let's read this and ponder on it. He truly has the ability to change us, to help us become better, to help us face trials, to help us overcome.
Jesus Christ is our Savior, He is the Son of God, He came to earth to suffer for our sins and to die for us. He was resurrected and through Him, we too will have the opportunity to return to our Heavenly Father, if we so choose. That we may choose that is my prayer.