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Easter is that sacred season when the heart of each devout Christian turns in humble gratitude to our beloved Savior. It is a season that should bring peace and joy to all who love Him and show it by obeying His commandments. Easter brings thoughts of Jesus, His life, His Atonement, His Resurrection, His love. He has risen from the dead “with healing in his wings” (Malachi 4:2). Oh, how we all need that healing the Redeemer can provide…
Jesus Christ lives. He is our Savior, our Redeemer. He is a glorious, resurrected being. He has the capacity to communicate love that is so powerful, so overwhelming as to surpass the capacity of the human tongue to express adequately. He gave His life to break the bonds of death. His Atonement made fully active the plan of happiness of His Father in Heaven…
My reverence and gratitude for the Atonement of the Holy One of Israel, the Prince of Peace and our Redeemer, continually expand as I strive to understand more about it. I realize that no mortal mind can adequately conceive, nor can human tongue appropriately express, the full significance of all that Jesus Christ has done for our Heavenly Father’s children through His Atonement. Yet it is vital that we each learn what we can about it. The Atonement is that essential ingredient of our Father in Heaven’s plan of happiness without which that plan could not have been activated.
I try to imagine what an intensely poignant moment it must have been for our Father in Heaven when the Savior cried out from the cross, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34). I don’t believe Father in Heaven forsook His Son on the cross. I do believe the cry was motivated when that Son felt removed the sustaining support He had always enjoyed from His Father. His Father recognized that the Savior needed to accomplish the Atonement totally and completely on His own, without external support. The Father did not abandon His Son. He made it possible for His perfect Son to win the eternal fruits of the Atonement.
There is an imperative need for each of us to strengthen our understanding of the significance of the Atonement of Jesus Christ so that it will become an unshakable foundation upon which to build our lives. As the world becomes more devoid of foundational standards and as honor, virtue, and purity are increasingly cast aside in the pursuit of appetite, our understanding of and faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ will provide strength and capacity needed for a successful life. It will also bring confidence in times of trial and peace in moments of turmoil.
Richard G. Scott
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All of us at ICE PACK Emergency Preparedness Systems wishes you and yours a blessed Easter.
March 31, 2013 No Comments
Just over 2000 years ago, the greatest of all Kings was born. His birth had been foretold and foreshadowed for millennia. The sacred event signified the arrival of the most powerful Kingdom ever known. This most significant moment in all of history arrived in quiet reverence, in the middle of a parched desert, amongst trampled straw and common farm animals. The Great King was born to simple parents – poor even by the dismal standards of the day. To the faithful, His arrival was trumpeted through the Heavens by glorious angels. A heavenly token forever marked the event as a new star was born which appearance was likely dismissed out of hand by the multitudes of the Earth unprepared to witness the epic moment. On that all important night, Christ the Lord began His reign on Earth, forever changing our destiny, our purpose, our hopes.
It is for these reasons, and these reasons alone, we boldly wish all a Merry Christmas. It is a season in which we celebrate the Birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of all mankind. We celebrate His perfect life, His perfect example, His perfect eternal gifts to us. We celebrate all of the pure and wholesome values He advocated throughout His short life here on Earth – not the least of which was Peace amongst all nations and all people.
We also raise our gratitude heavenward for the blessing of living in a great nation where our right to worship the King of Kings is protected and defended every single day. We humbly thank the noble men and women of our country’s armed forces who put their lives on the line to ensure our great nation never loses such critically important freedoms.
To all of them and to all of you… we say Merry Christmas. May God Bless us All.
December 24, 2012 No Comments
We thank the many brave men and women of this country both past and present who dedicate their lives that this great nation shall ever remain free!
“For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.” – Zell Miller
November 11, 2012 No Comments