Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Visiting Teaching Message: Light of the World

Jesus Christ is the Light of the World. From the visiting teaching message we read, 

"As we come to understand that Jesus Christ is the Light of the World, we will increase our faith in Him and become a light to others." 

As our testimony of the Savior grows, so does our desire to be like Him and to do His works. President Henry B. Eyring said that men who receive the priesthood "become a lighted candle." (The Priesthood Man, April 2014 Priesthood Session) Likewise, women of the covenant who take upon them the name of Christ at baptism also become "lighted candles." Jesus said,
"Therefore, hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up—that which ye have seen me do." (3 Ne 18:24)

As we honor our covenants and become more like the Light of the World, our focus shifts to blessing the lives of others rather than seeking out selfish desires. Indeed, the number of prayers we answer will become more important to us than the number of prayers we say. May we all hold up the Light of the World and help to light the candles of others in a world that grows ever darker. No life is so dark that the Light of the World can't illuminate and elevate. Bringing others to that light is the greatest work we will ever be a part of.

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