Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jesus is OUR Savior

Today during Fast and Testimony Meeting a brother stood up and said, “Jesus is MY Savior. Jesus is YOUR Savior. Jesus is your NEIGHBOR’S Savior. Jesus is your CO-WORKER’S Savior.”

When he said that a piercing, yet sweet thought entered into my heart: “And Jesus is your ENEMY’S Savior.”

Piercing, because to someone I am their enemy.

Yet, Jesus is MY Savior!! I know He loves me!

And sweet because those I would consider to be my enemies, Jesus is THEIR Savior, too. He loves them!

How beautiful then becomes this Christ-centered teaching: “Love Thy Enemies.”

For it isn’t just a trite, empty statement.

It is the very doctrine for which He shed His precious, atoning blood of love.

1 comment:

  1. I have just discovered your blog, and I have enjoyed what I have read so far. I think it will have to be put on my favorites list.

    This post is especially touching to me today. My family has been dealing with a "secret enemy" (secret because I have no idea who it is). It is humbling for me to think about how Jesus truely loves and atoned not only me, but also this "enemy."

    He can help my family heal from the hurt, and he can also help the "enemy" heal from whatever pain is causing them to act the way they have acted.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!