Monday, July 16, 2001

Matthew 27:50-54

"Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake and the rocks rent;
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things which were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God."
Matthew 27:50-54

This was interesting to me this morning.  Yesterday in Relief Society we had a lesson about being Sons and Daughters of God.  And in this scripture the Centurion sees God's pain at the death of his Son, and comprehends that Christ was truly what he claimed to be.  Do we realize, I wonder, who we are?  Christ went through those things for us... not because we are some divine experiment or plaything... but because we, also, are the sons and daughters of God.  We go through life sometimes, wondering what to do, where to go... why we should get out of bed in the morning... and the answer lies exactly here.  We are children of God.  Just as children in this world grow up to resemble their parents, we too can grow to resemble our heavenly parents... and become like God.  Our potential extends far, far beyond any mortal possibilities... we are the heirs of the universe.  If that isn't a reason to get up in the morning, I don't know what is. :)
You are child of deity... with the blood of the Gods flowing in your veins.  Hercules and all the rest have nothing on you.  Today, remember who you are... do something amazing. :)  And smile... God is watching your back. :)

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