Last week, a friend and I were emailing back and forth as she waited for news about her mother's health. (Her mother has cancer.)
We talked about the fact that Heavenly Father loves her mother even more than she does, that His love is perfect and infinite. Of course, the Atonement came up. I reminded her (and myself) that the Atonement makes up not only for all of our sins, but also for all of our suffering, pain, and tears. Isn't that amazing?
Christ's Atonement is so vast, so far-reaching and yet so intimate, so personal. That is the miracle. We have only to accept Him into our lives to make the Atonement ours.
Accepting the Savior into our lives, making a covenant with Him requires we have a broken heart and a contrite spirit. That is difficult for those of us (me) who have a proud heart and a rebellious spirit. When will I ever learn? I continue to be amazed at the Savior's patience.
Joy for today: realizing that the Atonement can be ours.