My Work and My Glory
I was sitting in the basement of a college library when I read a scripture I will never forget.
You’re probably familiar with it—Moses 1:39. But this time, I saw something that wasn’t there: the word THAT.
“For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of THAT man.”
I could see students studying at nearby tables and others walking through the atrium. And as I thought about the “mistake” my eyes had made, I couldn’t help but think “that man” or “that woman” as I looked at each person around me.
I learned a powerful lesson that day about the individual nature of God’s love.
Yes, God loves all His children. And yes, Jesus Christ suffered for all of us. But it’s more than that—God loves EACH of His children, and Jesus Christ suffered for EACH of us.
I’m reminded of a touching article in the New Era written by a friend of mine, Charlotte Larcabal. She talks about Christ interacting with the Nephites after His Resurrection:
💬 “Come forth unto me” wasn’t a general statement. He wanted them to go forth one by one. He wanted them to individually come to Him, to meet Him, and to receive an up close and personal witness that He really is the Savior of the world. He wanted them to feel the prints in His hands and feet—the marks of the Atonement He’d completed just for them.
Jesus Christ still calls us to come unto Him, and that invitation is still extremely personal. He is the Savior of the world, but He is also the Savior of you. Because of His atoning sacrifice, He can comfort and strengthen you personally. And He wants you to know that for yourself. 💬
I love that phrase: Jesus Christ “is the Savior of the world, but He is also the Savior of YOU.” And here’s something else to think about. He is the Savior of …
❇️ Your friends
❇️ Your neighbors
❇️ Your children
❇️ Your spouse
❇️ Those you serve
❇️ Those you work with
❇️ Those you pass on the street and in stores
It’s God’s work and glory to save and exalt THAT person—every person you interact with. And if every day you try to help those people come closer to God, you too will be a part of the greatest work of eternity.