Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Are We Remembered?

     Have you ever wondered how big the Universe is? What about how many stars or lights there are in the sky? It is safe to say that the Earth is just one small planet that occupies a very small piece of the Universe. We are extremely insignificant compared to the Universe or existence in general. Have you ever felt like you were of little or even no importance? Is there really anyone that cares about me? As a representative of Jesus Christ, I testify to you that God; the Eternal Father, loves you and cares about you more than we can ever comprehend!

     President Dieter F. Uchtdorf; an outstanding leader for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints taught, "And while we may look at the vast expanse of the universe and say, “What is man in comparison to the glory of creation?” God Himself said we are the reason He created the universe! His work and glory—the purpose for this magnificent universe—is to save and exalt mankind. In other words, the vast expanse of eternity, the glories and mysteries of infinite space and time are all built for the benefit of ordinary mortals like you and me. Our Heavenly Father created the universe that we might reach our potential as His sons and daughters." This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God. While against the backdrop of infinite creation we may appear to be nothing, we have a spark of eternal fire burning within our breast. We have the incomprehensible promise of exaltation—worlds without end—within our grasp. And it is God’s great desire to help us reach it."

     When I heard him say this, I felt in my heart that it was true through the Holy Ghost, also known as the Holy Spirit. It may not seem so at times, but we are of such great importance to God and he is always thinking about us. I would like to share an experience with you that may help me support this statement.

     I have always enjoyed playing sports; they make me so happy! I was not too good at any sport I played and compared to others I was unskillful and uncoordinated. I was very discouraged at times because It seemed like I would never be a great athlete. It took a long time for me to understand this concept but I started to grasp the concept that It does not matter how bad I am or how much athleticism I had. All that mattered was that I was trying and being true to myself. Heavenly Father still loved me and it did not matter to him at all if I was an incredible athlete. He would rather me be a good person and a someone that is trying to be obedient to his commandments rather than the Super Bowl MVP!

     I know that we have a Father in Heaven who loves us and it does not matter how rich, pretty, or educated we are, what matters to him is that we are just trying to do our best and follow his son Jesus Christ. He loves us and we really are everything to him!

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