My friend, Renae always writes a little spiritual quote in her Sunday blog post. I love that idea. I may have to make Notes from Church a weekly post. There are always such great things that I want to remember...
“Grace shall be as your day”—what an interesting phrase. We have all sung it hundreds of times, but have we stopped to consider what it means? “Grace shall be as your day”: grace shall be like a day. As dark as night may become, we can always count on the sun coming up. As dark as our trials, sins, and mistakes may appear, we can always have confidence in the grace of Jesus Christ. Do we earn a sunrise? No. Do we have to be worthy of a chance to begin again? No. We just have to accept these blessings and take advantage of them. As sure as each brand-new day, grace—the enabling power of Jesus Christ—is constant. Faithful pioneers knew they were not alone. The task ahead of them was never as great as the power behind them." Brad Wilcox, His Grace is Sufficient
"I do not know who in this vast audience today may need to hear the message of forgiveness inherent in this parable, but however late you think you are, however many chances you think you have missed, however many mistakes you feel you have made or talents you think you don't have, or however far from home and family and God you feel you have traveled, I testify that you have NOT traveled beyond the reach of divine love. It is not possible for you to sink lower than the infinite light of Christ's atonement shines." Jeffrey R. Holland. Laborers in the Vineyard
I have a deeply personal and abiding testimony of the power of the Atonement to change hearts, to fix relationships, to resolve situations, and to bring hope back where there once was none. I am so grateful for the amazing power of the Atonement in my own life and for a Savior who provided the one and only way to find true joy and peace in this life.