Monday, June 22, 2015

The Impossible is Possible

Last Tuesday, my companion and I went to visit a family that had recently fallen out of activity in the church. When we arrived at their house, the father came out. He immediately guessed why we were there and launched into a long explanation about why he no longer allowed his family to attend church. A few months ago, his family had a bad experience with some of the members in the branch, and as a direct result, the father decided that they would never return to church again.

As the father explained the situation, I could see his point of view. What had happened was a terrible thing, and he was understandably angry. But I became very sad because I realized that he was trapped in his anger. "It's impossible to forgive them for what they did," he said. "Some things are unforgivable."

But that is exactly what the gospel is all about - being able to accomplish the impossible. That's why the Savior suffered in Gethsemane and died on Golgotha. That's the "glad tidings of great joy" that the angels declared to the shepherds some 2000 years ago. Because of Him, not only can we be forgiven of our sins, but we can forgive others as well - even when their sins seem unpardonable. Because of Him, though our sins be as scarlet, they can be white as snow. We don't have to remain stuck in our past. We can repent and move forward with faith in Christ.

Isn't it the most wonderful news you have ever heard?

Hermana Watts

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