This week was pretty usual. I sent a lot of pictures so I´m thinking that it means that I don’t have to write as much.
Pretty much just did a lot of contacts this week. Oh yea, and we had a baptismal interview for Noemi.
She has the raddest testimony ever and she is super excited to get baptized.
But thats pretty much the semana.
So this week I had the opportunity to read ether 12 (which is just one of the heaviest sources or knowledge in the book of mormon) but one of the things that caught my attention was that in Ether 12:26 (the one right before weakness into strengths) when there Lord in counseling Moroni for his weakness in writing . The lord says a very common phrase in the book of mormon. “my grace is sufficient”.
The grace of God is the love that he has for us that he gave his son to die for us so that we could one day become perfect like him. Those that have read about the atonement know that it serves more than one purpose: redeeming, healing and fortifying. In Ether 12:27 we learn about the Fortifying power (that weakness can become strong), also in Alma 7:11-13 we learn about the healing power of the atonement (that the lord jesus christ suffered for all of our sufferings that aren´t sins), and in many passages of scripture we learn that Christ suffered for the sins of all mankind so that we wouldn´t have to if we follow him and accept his gospel; or the redeeming power of the atonement.
So all of this has to do with grace. Ou savior Jesus Christ suffered for all of us already, so that we dont have to. All we have to do is follow him and we have access to all of his grace.
Also I would like to add this closing remark (for those of you who wonder I got some of this information from a talk by Brad Wilcox at BYU (its also where I got the analogy that grace is like piano lessons for those that remember)).
But in “come come yea saints” there is a line that goes:
“Grace shall be as your day”
And I always thought it said “great shall be as your day”. But just think about it grace shall be like a day. If we can just keep trying to follow Jesus Christ his grace will be there with us every step of the way. After all the gospel is about trying and trying every day to be better and eventually like GOd. But with the help of His grace even the darkest nights of trial and tribulation will be like the brightest of days in the grace of Jesus Christ.