Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Being Disciples of Jesus Christ

Last Sunday, I taught the lesson in Relief Society (the women's organization) at church. I spoke about the Savior: His life and His ministry. I also spoke about how we can be true witnesses (disciples) of Christ. Below are two items from my lesson which help me focus my thoughts on the Savior this Christmas season. Enjoy!

“As disciples of Christ, we stand apart from the world. There may be times we feel uncomfortable as the fingers of scorn mock and dismiss what is sacred to us. President Thomas S. Monson warned, 'Unless the roots of your testimony are firmly planted, it will be difficult for you to withstand the ridicule of those who challenge your faith.' Nephi said, '[Heed] them not.' Paul admonished, 'God hath not given us the spirit of fear; … Be not … ashamed of the testimony of our Lord.' We never leav
e Him” (Elder Neil L Anderson, "Never Leave Him").

When God wants something great done in the world,
He doesn't dispatch a legion of avenging angels,
Neither does He call forth a whirlwind nor ignite volcanic fireworks;
No commandeering of troops into battle nor discharging zealous crusaders to holy causes;
He does not orchestrate the burst and boom of thunder nor display His fiery arrows' majesty across the sky to bring His purpose to pass.

When God wants something done in this world...
He sends a baby - then He waits.

- Anita Robinson