Sunday, October 11, 2015

Spiritual Thought Sunday ~ Jesus Christ Knows How To Help Us

I currently teach the adult Sunday School class in our local ward (congregation) at church. This year's course of study is the New Testament.

As I was preparing my upcoming Sunday School lesson, I came across this wonderful quote that I'd like to share with you today. It's a quote by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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;

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.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

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