Sunday, May 31, 2009


I just felt like updating with a kind of sappy post.  I don't really know why.  My heart is very full and because of that I am sure that testimony will be born throughout this blog entry.  I had the opportunity and blessing to go back to Charlotte this weekend.  I have a great love for the city and the people there.  I feel truly blessed for my assocations there.  I know that Heavenly Father sent me there for a purpose.  There is no doubt in my mind of that.  I have a testimony that Heavenly Father puts people into our lives at times when we need them most.  I have thought a lot about that and how I often would rely on these people that were placed along the path to help me.  There are a few people that come to mind.  I want to thank them publicly (if blogging is considered public).  There are my dear friends Mark, Brian, and Frank.  My love and apprecation goes out to not only them but to their respective  wives and children as well.  I feel that without these great examples to me I would not be the person that I am today.

I want to talk a little bit about the Atonement of Jesus Christ.  There are many things in Christ's church that I have a testimony of, however, I can bear the strongest testimony of the Atonement.  I do this because many of my friends are experiencing trials that are testing their faith and are causing emotional pain for them.  My heart goes out to them.  I have been there a few times and though I do not know exactly how they feel,  I know what it feels like.  Because of this, it has caused me to do a lot of pondering on where I have been and where I am now.  The bridge that has gotten me from where I was to where I am now is the Atonement of Jesus Christ.  I know this without any doubt in my mind.  It has made me realize this truth about the Atonement.  If you want or need the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ THEN you HAVE to rely on it.  Once I applied this principle it made all the difference.  There is nothing that our Saviour has not felt or that He cannot help us with.  I am reminded of the picture that you see here of the Master.  He stands at the door knocking all we have to do is let Him in.  When we do this, He can make us into what we need to be.  He will change our lives because He knows what we feel and how to succor us.  We can live with our Father once again.  All we need to do is to follow his more excellent way to to quote a scripture.

I feel like this needed to be shared.  Maybe not to those who read this, but for me.  Our testimonies grow as we bear them.  If you have any questions on what I talked about just ask or pray and read scriptures about it.


Brian said...

Z, thanks for sharing this testimony. I got nothin but guy love for you bro!

Brandi said...

Great post Zach. Very nice testimony. I can see the missionary in you blooming already. You are on your way!