It never occurred to me before –
Every time I repent and receive forgiveness, every time I feel Christ’s strengthening power –
I can testify, personally, that the atonement truly happened, that my Savior truly suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane.
I can be a true witness because my experience wouldn’t be possible if Christ hadn’t atoned in the garden and on the cross.
I absolutely know and believe that Christ’s atoning sacrifice happened. Every time I feel forgiveness, every time I’ve been washed clean in the blood of Christ – it is proof.
I didn’t have to be there to have an official or important testimony of Christ’s atoning sacrifice and power.
The gospel isn’t about big ticket experiences in order to know it’s true. It’s not like that.
How many times did Laman and Lemuel see angels? And it didn’t seem to matter. Big, life shattering experiences aren’t what we need in order to have a solid testimony.
The gospel is about the little, every day experiences that build my testimony, draw me closer to Heavenly Father, and make me more like Christ.
I am important to my Father in Heaven and to His perfect Son, Christ.
I wan’t there to witness, in person, Christ’s suffering. But I experience the truth of it every time I’m washed clean or feel the power of His atonement in my life.
I didn’t have to be there to experience it to know it happened and to speak up as a credible witness.
Christ’s atonement is infinite.
I can experience the power ever day. He always has His hand outstretched toward me. And I am always a credible witness if I’m being honest.
My witness means something. Even if it’s only to Christ Himself that it matters.
Your witness means something too. Your testimony matters. We’re not less special just because we didn’t live in the time of Christ walking the earth. He loves us all equally and shares His offer to come unto Him with all of us.
You are important to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. So is your testimony.
This is probably a really wordy, repetitive post. But as I read through the Come Follow Me lesson for this week, it really struck me. I feel the Spirit so strongly. I wanted to share. Just in case anyone thinks their testimony isn’t important. In case anyone thinks they’ve got nothing special to give.
You do. Christ always goes after the one. We are each, individually important to Him.
You matter. So does your testimony.