Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Testimony

I have one more New Testament blog that I need to do, and to wrap up this project I just want to end with my simple, but strong, testimony of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

John 21: 25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

I read these verses again tonight and they struck me. This is the purpose of the new Testament: to bring everyone unto Jesus Christ, that we all may gain eternal life through his Atonement and live the way that He would have us live. In the 4 gospels alone--Matthew, Mark, Luke and John--there are so many examples of His miracles, His love for us. And yet John 21:25 says that there are so many more things that He did, and that there is no way they could even be written because of their greatest and the amount of them. This makes me stand in awe at our Heavenly Father and His Son. I love them so much. I know that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God, the Savior of the World. He came and died for each one of us, myself and yourself included. He loves us more than we can ever imagine, and He lives! I know that He lives and loves me. Although I am not perfect, I can become perfected through Him and His Atonement. I hope one day I'll be able to run into His loving arms, worship Him and kiss His feet. I am so grateful to have been able to learn more about Him through the New Testament this semester. This is a book which truly fulfills its purpose and testifies of the Savior. It is true. He is true. Believe in Him, and believe Him. This song expresses my testimony of the Savior so much better than I ever could. Here are the lyrics. If you know the tune, sing it--music has a power greater than almost anything. If not, the words are still powerful. Here is my testimony of the Savior. I say these things in His name, Jesus Christ, Amen.

"I Know that my Redeemer Lives!"--Hymn 136

I know that my Redeemer lives.
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, he lives, who once was dead.
He lives, my ever-living Head.
He lives to bless me with his love.
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed.
He lives to bless in time of need.

He lives to grant me rich supply.
He lives to guide me with his eye.
He lives to comfort me when faint.
He lives to hear my soul’s complaint.
He lives to silence all my fears.
He lives to wipe away my tears.
He lives to calm my troubled heart.
He lives all blessings to impart.

He lives, my kind, wise heav’nly Friend.
He lives and loves me to the end.
He lives, and while he lives, I’ll sing.
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
He lives and grants me daily breath.
He lives, and I shall conquer death.
He lives my mansion to prepare.
He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
“I know that my Redeemer lives!”
He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
“I know that my Redeemer lives!”

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