I know that my redeemer lives

by Rusty Lindquist on January 25, 2011 · 0 comments

Today, instead of some flowery metaphor, or some humorous take on the news, or anything else, I simply wanted to bear testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

I know that He lives.  That this mighty man born under such lowly circumstances in Bethlehem, was far more than just a man, and his life far more than just a sweet story of sacrifice and inspiration.

Rather, it laid the breastwork for our salvation.  It provided the foundation upon which we can build our own lives, overcome both sin and death, and be exalted with our families in the presence of our Father in heaven for all eternity.

His death on the cross, His atonement in Gethsemane, and the gospel truths that he taught are eternal, and were given specifically for your and my benefit because of his great love.  What’s more, the fullness of His teachings, of His gospel has been restored to the earth today.

I know of Him not because I’ve seen him in the flesh, but because I’ve been blessed to feel and observe the constant and unmistakable influence of His hands so regularly in my life that I would be blind to not recognize it.

I’ve felt the rich confirmation of the spirit as I’ve pondered His life, and the role of his life in my own.  I know that He cares about me and you in ways that we cannot possibly comprehend, and that he’s anxious for each of us to be able to unequivocally sing the words:

I know that my redeemer lives.

Rusty

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1 wordsseldomsaid April 25, 2008 at 12:16 PM

good post..uplifting…

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2 mormonsoprano April 26, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Thank you Rusty for sharing your testimony of Christ

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3 Hailey September 7, 2008 at 10:52 PM

Rusty-
Wow. What an amazing perception!
I just barely started going back to learn of my good Father in Heaven, and I hope one day, I can come to know him with the intensity and compassion that you store.
Thank you, reading another’s testimony helps me through my doubts and restraints!

Hailey

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