As I was sitting in Sacrament yesterday, my mind was kind of wandering. There were some announcements alerting everyone to expect change on May 1st. Speculations are running high and I was thinking about that--wondering what will happen.
The Sacrament Hymn pulled me back into the reason I even attend church. It is not for the building or the people we may or may not be with. It is for me. I go to church every Sunday because I want to take the Sacrament. This is the most important few minutes of my entire week and I hate when I have to miss it!
"As now I take the Sacrament, My thoughts are turned to thee, Thou Son of God, who lived for me, Then died on Calvary. I contemplate thy lasting grace, Thy boundless charity; To me the gift of life was giv'n, For all eternity." (As Now We Take the Sacrament)
I am SO thankful to believe in a loving Savior who freely sacrificed not only for me but for every person that ever walked the Earth. I know that through His Atonement, my sins can be washed away. And also that through the Atonement all the pain, suffering, and problems I face will be made right. He has already paid the price for my trials--I just have to give it to Him. I also know that Christ still lives. He was Resurrected 3 days later and I know I can be too. I love Easter not because of the candy or bunnies or family dinners but because of what it means to me. And I love having the opportunity to truly celebrate this wonderful holiday every week! :)
Have no idea what any of this means? Browse mormon.org and specifically the FAQ, "What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why is it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?" and "What are Mormon Church services like?" Or leave a comment--I will reply! :D