Friday, March 8, 2002

3 Nephi 20:8

"And he said unto them: He that eateth this bread eateth of my body to his soul; and he that drinketh of this wine drinketh of my blood to his soul; and his soul shall never hunger nor thirst, but shall be filled."
3 Nephi 20:8

The symbolism seems a little scary here, but I suppose it is appropriate in a lot of ways... we have to take Christ to ourselves... perhaps even become part of each other in a way, as is symbolized here, in order to partake of the atonement, giving up our own sins and accepting His sinless sacrifice.  I especially like the part about being filled.  So often we feel gaps in our lives, perhaps where someone used to be, or something... but often, there seem to be holes that we can never quite fill.  Even our favorite addictions and sins don't quite smooth things over.  And that is because Christ is the only one that can fill in those parts of ourselves where he is missing... You can't fill the hole with anything else, because there will still be a lack... uneven sides and jagged edges sticking out.  We hunger for something... yearn for something beyond our reach.  And we grasp at whatever comes along, trying to fill the need... and unfortunately sometimes we find it doubtful that God can fill it because of the depth or the nature of the need... but Christ can fill any hole, and it is his missing presence in our lives that created the hole in the first place. :)  Today, let's look to him for the answers; I promise, he has them.

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