Tuesday’s Torch 536
May 14, 2019
Tonight will be a brief message. I have tried and tried to come up with something perfect but my best will have to do. Mother’s Day weekend was great but challenging in its own way too. I hope that God was able to lift up those of you who have had a lot on your minds this past week. There are many sadnesses associated with some holidays due to family members who are no longer with us.
Perhaps part of my struggle with writing this torch has been wrestling with myself and trying to make sure I don’t simply turn it into my own personal soapbox. I’ve struggled with that in the past with varying degrees of success with the endeavor. But anywho let me get on with it.
So ultimately I would like to mention the best gift ever given in the history of mankind. Not just to Mother’s, but to Fathers, Husbands, wives, sons, daughters, Maw maws, paw paws, Nanas, meemaws, mops or pops, but all of mankind.
While speaking with Nicodemus, the Savior stated the following that includes one of the most well known scriptures in all the world:
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:14-16
Brothers and Sisters, we are to believe in the Savior Jesus Christ. To believe in him means more than to just know he existed. It means more than an empty expression, it is to completely and fully believe in him. To know how much he loves us individually. To know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He lived as an example to us, and that He died for you so that you could be saved! Individually. He lives. He knows and loves you. He will help you. All things are possible for you.
It’s easy to think that miracles happen. But how many of us know and believe that they can and will happen for us? Or do we think that surely we have already messed things up too badly? That something we have said or done has crossed a line that it is impossible to come back from? That thing. Yes, that thing you’re thinking about, Jesus already took care of that.
Believe that He is, and that He walked the path he walked, that he drank the bitter cup for you. Your Heavenly Father sent Him for you, and for me. And He willingly paid the ultimate and infinite price for you, and for me as well.
You are worth it. God loves you. The Savior loves you. Nothing is impossible. But you have to believe. I believe. And I know. May God bless each of you with a more sure knowledge that you are loved and that all things are possible. Everlasting life being the ultimate of these. Trust and believe in the goodness of a Heavenly Father that loves us as completely as He does. He hasn’t given up on any of us, and if He believes in us, who are we to doubt what we are capable of? Let him help us no matter what the struggle. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
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