Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ponderize #1

I have to say that LDS General Conference has been amazing this fall.  I have listened to many amazing talks.  Elder Holland talk about mothers was amazing.  I also love the Talk by Devin Durrant. He challenged everyone to ponderize a scripture a week.  I turned to Kendall and told him it was a great idea and that I was going to do it.  During the next song, I pulled out my scriptures and chose the following to ponderize for the week.

Alma 7:11-12

11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.

 12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

Right after I printed my scripture to hang on the fridge. I started listening to Allen Haynie's talk.  Maybe it was inspiration on my part or maybe something that I need to ponder in my life, but Elder Haynie's talk included my chosen scripture.  I thought that it was pretty cool.

So after pondering this scripture this week I have a greater understanding of the atonement and how it applies in my life. Christ suffered for me.  He knows the pains and the hardships that I have.  Since he suffered for me, he will be able to stand with me on my judgment day and plead for mercy for me.  A song called "The Hardest Thing I Ever Loved To Do" has a verse that I just love.

The hardest thing I’ve ever come to see
is a man down on his knees in agony
a drop of blood falls down on olive leaves
and for a moment he suffers there for me

Christ did suffer for just a moment for me and I will be eternally grateful for Brother.

1 comment:

  1. Conference is always amazing. I marvel at the answers to questions that come to me during conference talks. i picked the first LDS scripture I learned 1 Nephi 3:7 - it set my pattern to follow as a new member of the Church, with God's help, we truly can do anything He asks of us