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.
When Jesus appeared on the American continent following His death and resurrection, He introduced himself as:
- The prophesied Messiah,
- The light and the life of the world, and
- The One who had suffered to pay for the sins of the world.
The first item related to what other people had said about Him. The second described His character. And the third described what He had done.
Notice though that when He described what He had done (the Atonement), He couched it in terms of His relationship with His Father. He did it because His Father wanted Him to. He glorified the Father by doing it. He was willing to suffer the will of His Father in all things. The Savior always spoke of His Father with the utmost respect and reverence, and He emphasized His willingness to submit His will completely to the will of the Father.
Today, I will follow the Savior’s example by honoring my parents
. I will remember their examples, their teachings, and the service they have rendered on my behalf. I’ll reach out to them and let them know that I love them and am grateful for all that they have done for me.
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