Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Gospel principals lesson 3
Have you missed me? Well, here are a few cutie baby photos to make up for my long absence.
Anyway, today i read over chapter 3 Jesus Christ, our chosen leader and savior. And just as i was typing this, i realized that "chosen" is not a word that our leaders used by accident or coincidence. We had a council in Heaven to decide how to set plan our next step in our goal to become like our Heavenly Father. In this council, we had two of our brothers come forward and volunteer for the job. We listened to the plans that each presented and by a majority vote, we "chose" Jesus to be our Savior. We chose him. i never thought about it like that before.
In my previous life as a Protestant, (and i still don't know exactly what that means), I sort of thought of my salvation as "out of my hands" and felt more like i was along for the ride. then i found the church and i learned that i was a willing participant in my salvation. i agreed with my Heavenly Father that i needed to grow more, and couldn't do so unless i left his presence. (i tell my students every time i get the chance that this life is like going off to college.) i know now that i casted my vote for Jesus to come and pave the way for me to return to my heavenly father. i know now that he is literally my big brother, and having two son's of my own (and watching them interact with each other), i have been able to see the sibling relationship in person and i know now that there is nothing that my oldest son wouldn't do for his brother. that is how much Jesus loves me and why he was able to go through everything he went through, for me.
i say again, that if we are here on earth right now, then we know that we chose for Jesus to be our savior and we sided with the Lord when the War in Heaven broke out. we know that we made the right choice once. we just have to trust in the Holy Spirit to guide us to continue making the right choices.
thank you for the comment, Chloe. i haven't been able to reach you, or post a comment on your blog and i hope that you'll email me with your email address so i can keep in touch.