Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christ Knows You

Today I had the wonderful opportunity to go to an LDS Young Single Adult Conference here in St. George and was blessed with so many wonderful lessons and testimonies. One meeting we had was a testimony meeting, but time ran out before I had the chance to share mine. I feel that what I had to say then is still important for someONE out there, so I hope that someone will hear it from here. This little piece of my testimony is about how well Heavenly Father and Christ know and love YOU--as an individual, as the person you are, as the son or daughter you are! If visual comparisons help teach the point, here's something to think about. Take a simple leaf from a tree, it's simple, not much, yet beautiful. Zoom out to the 2nd power. Now you're looking at a full tree. Go to the third power and you have a forrest. Continue this pattern and at the 14th power, the Earth has become a microscopic speck in the galaxy, which is just a freckle in the universe. How amazing is it to think that all of that was created by Christ?! He knows every part of it, how it functions; every piece has a role. Now start back at the leaf. Again, it is something so simple, yet beautiful. Zoom in to the 2nd power and you can see the details of the texture and physical structure of the leaf. Go to the 14th power, and now you're looking at the tiny atoms which follow direct rules of construction to make the molecules work together and create everything about that simple leaf. Within the one leaf, Christ has created millions of pieces and tools which work together with a purpose. How amazing is that?! Christ Knows Everything! Knowing this, Is it not evident that Christ Knows You? Looking again at physics, our bodies, inside and out, are created with such care. Every single molecule has a purpose and is known individually by Christ. The simplest things as one DNA molecule is what makes you who you are, seperate from everyone else. And Christ, our Savior, knows that. If He and our Heavenly parents put so much care and time into every part of you, is there not a purpose for us? Would they not want each of us to return to them? I'm sorry this is so long, but I feel it's important to know that CHRIST KNOWS AND LOVES YOU INDIVIDUALLY! You have been created and brought to this Earth with purpose and with love. No matter where you are in life, Christ knows everything, and all you need to do is follow Him. Be all you can be. Pray to Him; He is listening. "Love is the measure of our faith, the inspiration for our obedience, and the true altitude of our discipleship...Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely." Deiter F. Uchtdorf p.s. Here is slide show (yes, it's in spanish) from a mission president which brought this whole concept into play for me.

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