Monday, May 18, 2015

What if I told you a story about hope, eternal love, and sacrifice?  What if I told you a story about 2nd chances, redos, and recovery from personal harm?  Some people would call me crazy, but I'd have to say that this is what Christ is for me.  Through one amazing experience I had that I'd like to share with you, I found that I was asking Christ if I could carry His burden for Him.

I had a really cool experience last week that I'd like to tell you about because it is dear to my heart.  
In preparation for the dedication of the temple, we as stake youth, went down the the Jerusalem set to practice the dance.  After we had practiced and knew we had it down, we got to go through the set and see where the different parts of the Bible videos were shot.  As we walked around, I saw the street that Christ would have carried His cross through to Golgotha.  As I sat there thinking about this scene, I asked myself, "would i have been one of the ones to call out to Him, to help my brother carry His burden?"  The answer is yes.  Of course I would.  But the real question is, am I living the life I am supposed to live?  Am I living the life that would make Christ happy, that He didnt die for us in vain?  Am I, as a son of God, and a brother to Christ, using the Atonement that has so painfully and willingly been given to me by my older brother?  My hope and my prayer, is that in fact we all can answer these questions with an affirmation from Heaven, feeling the spirit in our hearts, with a positive and unshaken YES.


  1. Thank you for sharing that Chris! Always remember those moments, especially on you mission! Asking yourself those penetrating, self-evaluating questions, will be so influential to everything you do. Good Luck out there!