I love learning! It makes me feel powerful, having all of this knowledge at my command. I used to only feel that way about secular things, but now, I've learned to feel that way about the gospel too. It seems the more knowledge I gain, the more I want. I like the way it makes me feel.
Learning about the life and ministry of Christ has helped my testimony grow, and I love that our last three lessons covered the Atonement, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ, just in time for Christmas and the chance to celebrate His birth once more.
Let's start with the crucifixion. What I didn't know is that, while on the cross, Jesus once again felt the pains of Gethsemane, but even stronger. While He was physically being tortured, He was also suffering all of our pains. Folks, what love the Savior must have for us. I'm so glad to know that He will always be there for me, with whatever is going on in my life.
One of the great beauties of this gospel is that you never have to be worthy to come to Christ. He is the one that makes you worthy. He has overcome both physical and spiritual death for us. I can't imagine what it will be like to meet Him again one day. The more I study and learn about Him, the more I can feel His love in my life, and I encourage you to do the same.