I decided since this post would be coming out on Sunday, that I would want to do it on something that was more spiritual in nature. Recently during sacrament meeting, I heard a hymn that particularly touched me about how well the Savior must know the kind of things that I am going through. It also inspired me with His wonderful example of how I can live my life.
The hymn is number 191 (you can listen to it here on the lds.org site).
The first verse is a stirring reminder of why we have the Atonement, and what it accomplished for us.
Behold the great Redeemer die
A broken law to satisfy
He dies a sacrifice for sin
That man may live and glory win
One of the accomplishments of the Atonement was to appease the divine laws that we have all broken throughout our lives. I will always be amazed that the Savior was willing to make that sacrifice for each and everyone one of us.
The third verse was particularly touching for me.
Although in agony He hung,
No murmuring word escaped His tongue
His high commission to fulfill
He magnified His Father’s will.
Throughout my life, I’ve experienced physical and emotional pain. At times, I could say that it was agonizing. I know that the Savior suffered far more than I have. First off, He experience all the pain that I will ever experience as well as the payment for whatever sins I have committed. On top of that, He did the same for each and every person that will ever come to this earth. Despite all of the pain and agony that He was called to go through, He did not murmur or complain. He simply fulfilled His Father’s will. I am very grateful that He was willing to do that for me.