The Wounded Christ

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This brief and beautiful message for today comes from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland:

“The wounds in [Christ’s] hands, feet, and side are signs that in mortality painful things happen even to the pure and the perfect, signs that tribulation is not evidence that God does not love us. It is a significant and hopeful fact that it is the wounded Christ who comes to our rescue. He who bears the scars of sacrifice, the lesions of love, the emblems of humility and forgiveness is the Captain of our Soul. That evidence of pain in mortality is undoubtedly intended to give courage to others who are also hurt and wounded by life, perhaps even in the house of their friends.” (Holland, Christ and the New Covenant, Deseret Book Company, 1997, p. 259)

2 thoughts on “The Wounded Christ

  1. Thank you
    I am touched by this verse also

    Alma 7:11-12
    11 And he (Jesus Christ) shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which said he will take upon him the pains and the sickness of his people.
    12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

    I stand all amazed…

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