Monday, December 20, 2010


2 Nephi 26:24

"He doeth not anything save it be for the benefit of the world, for he loveth the world, even that he layeth down his own life that he may draw all men unto him. Wherefore, he commandeth none that they shall not partake of his salvation."

This gives me more of an inside look into Christ's purpose. Elder Clayton of the Quorum of the 70 told the mission to write "Our Purpose" on a pair of glasses, so that we see Our Purpose in everything we look at. Christ doesn't have to write anything on any glasses because His purpose is written on his heart, "for he loveth the world."

I know that when we make sacrifices in our life, we enjoy seeing other's benefit. For example, during Christmas time many people buy gifts and put together hampers for the poor and needy. I know I've spent many Christmases decorating and packing treats. And what joy it brings my heart when I get to see those families open their gifts and see the light in their eyes.

How do you think you'd feel if you went through the trouble of making a hamper for a family who really needed it, and discovered the package, unopened, in the garbage the next day. Sounds ridiculous! But that's how Christ feels, and 1 million times worse, when He offers His atonement to His needy children and they throw it back in His face. Therefore, He "commandeth none", or, He invites all, to open His gift of eternal life.

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