Christ Can Heal You

18 Jan

This week our missionary efforts will be largely focused on an upcoming meeting, what we call a “fireside meeting”. Our mission president, the man who oversees all the missionaries in this area, will be speaking to our local congregation.

President Christianson was a motivational speaker before coming out here for missionary service. He has taught about the Book of Mormon for years. This Saturday, he’s sharing his thoughts on how the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ can heal us.

I’m really looking forward to the meeting. In preparation, I myself have been pondering on how Christ can heal us.

This world can be very bleak. More and more, as I focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ full-time and seek out those who are seeking Christ, I recognize the hurt the world is in. God’s children don’t know who they are. They search for happiness and peace, but what they find is often fleeting. They get pushed around by the vicissitudes of life. The words of Amos truly have been fulfilled: men and women thirst for the words of the Lord, but don’t know where to find them (see Amos 8: 11-12).

But there are shafts of light. In 1820, Joseph Smith describes having seen God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ within a brilliant pillar of light (Joseph Smith — History, 16). That light was shed both literally and metaphorically. The veil between heaven and earth was parted, and the light of truth shone down.  Each added member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (now numbering over 14 million) is one more person who has individually felt his or her own shaft of light, revealing truth to him or her personally.

The world is a dark place, but God reaches out with light and truth and we can feel that for ourselves. He does not leave us to wander in darkness if we truly seek him. And when we feel that light of truth, we find healing from the darkness, the confusion, the ills of this world.

Stay tuned: I’ll be posting next week about the fireside, sharing some of what I learn from President Christianson’s words.

3 Responses to “Christ Can Heal You”

  1. Ardene Daems February 27, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    Nice posts. I love you picture of Joseph Smith’s First Vision on this post. I’m trying to find a landscape (8×10) version of that for my wall. Any ideas where/how to get? 🙂 Thanks.

    • Melanie M. March 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

      Hi Ardene! I lifted the pic in my post from another site. The Church has a media website here that might have something similar for download. If you want a quality hard copy, I’d recommend going to a church distribution center, which is sure to have a nice selection.


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