Elder Jeffrey R. Holland described why Jesus
is able to succor those who are tempted:“When
Christ bids [us] to yield, to submit, to obey the Father, He knows how to help
us do that. He has walked that way, asking [us] to do what He has done. He has
made it safer. He has made it very much easier for [our] travel. … He knows
where the sharp stones and the stumbling blocks lie and where the thorns and
the thistles are the most severe. He knows where the path is perilous, and He
knows which way to go when the road forks and nightfall comes. He knows this
because He has suffered ‘pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind …
that he may know … how to succor his people according to their infirmities’
(Alma 7: 11-12). To succor means ‘to run to.’ … Christ will run to [us], and is
running even now, if [we] will but receive the extended arm of His mercy."“To
those who stagger or stumble, He is there to steady and strengthen us. In the
end He is there to save us, and for all this He gave His life. However dim our
days … may seem, they have been a lot darker for the Savior of the world (“Therefore,
What?” [Church Educational System Conference on the New Testament, Aug. 8,
2000], 9; si.lds.org).
As I read this quote, I was particularly struck by the definition that "to succor" means "to run to." The thought of Christ running to help us is so comforting, so touching, so wonderful.
I'm so very grateful for Jesus Christ and for His divine mission here on earth. I'm thankful for His loving kindness and mercy.