23 For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.
26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
There is no other way to be saved than through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. Combine that truth with the love we feel for our children, our parents, our siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many other people, and we have a powerful motivation to testify more frequently and in more different venues.
I love Elder Bednar’s admonition:
Brethren and sisters, when was the last time you bore testimony to your eternal companion? Parents, when was the last time you declared your witness to your children about the things you know to be true? And children, when was the last time you shared your testimony with your parents and family?
Each of us already knows we should bear testimony to the people we love the most. But what we know is not always reflected in what we do. (“More Diligent and Concerned at Home,” General Conference, October 2009)
As Nephi lists the ways he shared his testimony, I think about all of the communication capabilities we have available to us today. Perhaps a modern Nephi would have written: “We blog of Christ, we write in our journals of Christ, we teach family home evening lessons of Christ, we share our faith in letters, in emails, in phone calls, in Skype conversations, and through social media.”
How do you share your testimony of the Savior with your loved ones? What additional means of communication could you use to increase the probability that your message is received?