Sunday, March 16, 2014

Plan of Salvation

Hola Familia y Amigos!!

 This week I learned a bit more about the beauty of God´s Plan of Salvation. In one lesson we taught a young man about pre-earth life and life after death. We explained how for years and years before this life on earth, we lived as Spirits in the presence of our Father in Heaven. We told him that he was there, as Christ presented the Plan and how he used his agency to choose to follow the Plan that Jesus Christ prepared. Then we explained that we came to this earth to receive a body, be tried, and follow in the footsteps of the Savior. Then, if we overcame our trials, repented of our sins, and made covenants, we would have eternal life. The young man we were teaching pondered those thoughts for a bit of time. After asking his impressions of the Plan he looked up at us and said, "It just makes me feel of so much more importance." That I truly think is the essence of God´s Plan, we really matter SO MUCH to God. He created us, He loves us, and He wants us to be like Him! Just as an earthly King, raises his child up to rule the kingdom, so does our father in heaven desire that we achieve our divine potential. We truly are of Infinite importance to God. I know that we each have a divine nature and destiny and that we must seek the will of God for us while here on this earth. 

Also, this week, another sister learned the truth of the eternities. Hermana Martha, a seventy three year old sister, has come to church with her family for years. Her children are baptized but she had always refused to take that step. Then this week after dreaming about her deceased husband, she remembered the doctrine of eternal marriage. She pondered on that belief, and then called us; she wanted to get baptized that week. She was so set in her decision, so firm in her faith, and so very prepared. She got baptized with her eyes directed toward the temple. Her baptism was filled with members, (some of whom had never realized that the faithful sister wasn´t actually a baptized member all of these years.) She has a deep love for her Savior and a true desire to follow Him. Her family will be so blessed that she took that leap of faith. And I am so excited for the day a year from now when she will be sealed to her spouse for the eternities. What a glorious day that will be!  I know that covenants are true. As we make and keep sacred covenants we will have a sure foundation that will withstand every turmoil and temptation of this world. Build on that foundation, make covenants, and keep them. That is what leads us to life eternal. Only through covenants can we reach our divine potential.

Con Amor,
Hermana Kimball