I’ve posted a lot of insights and updates on here, but I realized that haven’t posted much about Christ and my personal relationship with Him. One of the reasons I don’t talk about Christ as much as some other things is because my relationship with Him is very sacred and personal.
For many years God was my best friend. Anytime I wanted to talk to someone, I would pray and talk with Heavenly Father in the name of Christ. When I was going through an especially difficult time in my life, I began to attempt suicide. As I did this, I saw Christ appear by my bedside and cry with me as I imagine He must have cried with Mary and Martha when Lazarus died. That image has been forever imprinted in my memory and is how I picture Christ- loving, compassionate, and empathetic.
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we worship Christ. He is the rock upon which our church is built. A lot of people focus on the prophet Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon as the basis of our church, but the truth is that our base is Christ. Without Christ our church would never survive. We believe that our church is the church that Christ started when He lived on the earth. His organization and teachings were lost and blurred through time, but Christ came to earth to restore His original doctrines and church once again.
Christ is my savior, my redeemer, my example, my teacher, my brother, my leader, and my friend. I know that I can never repay Christ for all He has done for me and I will be forever grateful to Him for sacrificing His life and suffering for my sins. I know that because of what He went through, He can perfectly understand me and my weaknesses and trials and needs. He has always been someone I can turn to in times of trial and times of great happiness. As much as I know I can share with Christ my sorrows, I also know that I can share with Him my joys and successes. He is the best listener and the best teacher.
Recently, I have been studying Christ’s teachings and His life so that I can learn how to love better. Christ loved better than anyone else and I know that as I seek to follow Him and become more like Him that I will become a better person. I hope to learn to love others as Christ does and see the potential in others like Christ sees the potential in us.
If you would like to learn more about how I see Christ and about how my church sees Christ, visit http://mormon.org/jesus-christ