“When Love Sees You (Jesus)” – Mac Powell
As you listen to this beautiful song by Mac Powell read the words from the Book of Mormon out of the book of Mosiah – these words were the words of the prophet Abinadi to King Noah and his Priests but they apply to us today.
Mosiah 16:5-6 – But remember that he that persists in his own carnal nature, and goes on in the ways of sin and rebellion against God, remaineth in his fallen state and the devil hath all power over him. Therefore he is as though there was no redemption made, being an enemy to God; and also is the devil an enemy to God. And now if Christ had not come into the world, speaking of things to come as though they had already come, there could have been no redemption.
Mosiah 16:8-9 – But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ. He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death.
Mosiah 16:10-13, 15 – Even this mortal…shall be brought to stand before the bar of God, to be judged of him according to their works whether they be good or whether they be evil – If they be good, to the resurrection of endless life and happiness; and if they be evil, to the resurrection of endless damnation, being delivered up to the devil, who hath subjected them, which is damnation – Having gone according to their own carnal wills and desires; having never called upon the Lord while the arms of mercy were extended towards them; for the arms of mercy were extended towards them, and they would not; they being warned of their iniquities and yet they would not depart from them; and they were commanded to repent and yet they would not repent. And now, ought ye not to tremble and repent of your sins, and remember that only in and through Christ ye can be saved? Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord, who is the very Eternal Father.
Below is an excerpt from a Latter Day Saint Apostle this past Sunday April 7, 2013 – I encourage to click on the link to read the highlights of his talk and later go find that General Conference Address and read it Elder Holland is one of my favorite Apostles and is always so direct in his talks:
All things are possible for those who believe, no matter how small that belief may be, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland taught during the Sunday afternoon session of general conference.
Drawing from the New Testament account of a father bringing his afflicted son to the Savior for healing, Elder Holland quoted the father’s words: “If thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.” Jesus said, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” The record states, “And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord I believe; help thou mine unbelief” (Mark 9:14-24).
You may not know me but the above paragraphs describe the things that I have studied over the past few days that have touched my heart and helped to deal with struggles and pain that I have endured the past few months. I love the song because it reminds me how much my Savior loves me; that His Atonement not only helps me through my mistakes, but also through my trials and my pain. His hands are stretched out in mercy to help carry and guide us through all we have to do is be willing to stretch out our hands in belief. He knows that we will make mistakes and that there will be times that we walk away from Him, but He never walks away from us. I hear myself repeating the words of the father above from Mark – I want Him to have compassion on me and I believe He will, but I need Him to help my unbelief.