10 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.
11 And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.
This is how Jesus introduced Himself when He appeared to the inhabitants of the American continent following His resurrection. Notice how He defines Himself in terms of His relationship to His Father.
We know that God’s work and glory is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man (Moses 1:39). Without the Atonement of Jesus Christ, that work could not be accomplished. Therefore, Jesus literally “glorified” His Father–contributed to His Father’s glory–by carrying out the Atonement.
How can we follow the example of the Savior? President Thomas S. Monson reminded us last Sunday that the Savior invited us to be a light to the world. He then explained how we, like the Savior, can be a light to the world:
May I say to all of you, and particularly to you young people, that as the world moves further and further away from the principles and guidelines given to us by a loving Heavenly Father, we will stand out from the crowd because we are different. We will stand out because we dress modestly. We will be different because we do not use profanity and because we do not partake of substances which are harmful to our bodies. We will be different because we avoid off-color humor and degrading remarks. We will be different as we decide not to fill our minds with media choices that are base and demeaning and that will remove the Spirit from our homes and our lives. We will certainly stand out as we make choices regarding morality—choices which adhere to gospel principles and standards. Those things which make us different from most of the world also provide us with that light and that spirit which will shine in an increasingly dark world (“Be an Example and a Light,” General Conference, October 2015).
Today, I will follow the example of the Savior. I will let my light shine by being obedient to the commandments of God and qualifying for the companionship of His Spirit.