Many of you know that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It’s a religion that many find mysterious, but really, it’s not. “We believe in in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.” To me, that is the most important belief I have or can ever have. Each year at Easter time and Christmas time, my church conducts a campaign celebrating Christ and His wonderful life and works. Right now, for Easter, the World’s Largest Hallelujah Choir has been assembled, with people all over the world. I hope you will take a minute and listen to the awesome celebration of Christ’s precious life.
In the past, I have written about what Christ means to me, but I really don’t think I can possibly say enough in my lifetime to fully convey my love and gratitude for Him and all He has done for me.
I was raised always going to church and Sunday School. I spent a lot of time at church as a teenager, so a belief in God and Jesus has always been with me, never a doubt at all. I’ve always known that Jesus is my Savior and that He literally saved me from a terrible eternity.
My faith is simple, like a child’s faith. It isn’t colored by all of the doubts of the world because I just believe and I have had a witness of the truth. When I was in high school I took a class called “Bible as Literature” and we read the stories of the Bible as our textbook. I’m not sure you could do that now, but I really loved that class. When I read the Book of Mormon now, I often read things that confirm and reaffirm the things that I have read in the Bible. The stories in the Book of Mormon relate the trials others have had either when they have fought against what is right or when they have lived their faith so valiantly that you just know that Heavenly Father is so proud of them. If we try every day to do what is right, show love to others and make our Father in Heaven proud, while we will still have trials on this earth, our eternity will be that much more secure.
I know, without a doubt, that Jesus is my personal Savior and that He loves me and wants me to return to live with Him and Heavenly Father someday. I know that if we strive to live our lives to make Heavenly Father proud, we will have better lives to lead because we won’t be chasing after things that we shouldn’t have in our lives. I am so happy for the Atonement of Jesus Christ that saves me when I fall short. I am so happy for the example and love He has shown us as a guide to live our lives.
This is my testimony. I would love for you to share your testimony of what Christ means to you in the comments section. I would also love for you to watch and listen to the beautiful choir by either clicking on the picture on the upper right side bar or clicking on this link.