Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mercy


Well this week was great! Recently our area has expanded and so has our faith. We have met a lot of people this week and are doing our best to discern who is ready to put the Gospel into practice in their lives. Also, this week I was studying a bit about Mercy and Justice. I like when there are set rules and consequences, so I have always appreciated justice. But in these past weeks I have been so grateful for Mercy. I have realized in this area that even if I work as hard as I can and use up all of my personal efforts, I never can complete all that is required of me. However, I know that my Father in Heaven loves me, and he is Merciful. He blesses us so much, even when we least deserve it. We technically should have to obey without any recompense... yet He wants to bless us so much and he allows us to make covenants and receive the promised blessings. I am so grateful for the knowledge of God´s plan for us. After Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden... all of us from then on were born in an imperfect state. Our mistakes stain our souls and without a resurrected body we cannot return to the presence of God. However, Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins, and was resurrected, that is the Atonement. Through the Atonement we can be cleansed from our sins and one day we will be resurrected. I am so grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He has paid the price of our sins; he has fulfilled the demands of Justice. Through His mercy, all He asks of us is that we Believe in Him, repent of our sins and make covenants. It is a straightforward request, one that everyone can complete. 

Believe in Christ and Repent always!

Con Amor,
Hermana Kimball