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He was willing to give everything for his friends, and He did. Now its a quick story time that I think y'all will enjoy it has to do with a cute young boy and a picture of Christ.John 15:13 Christ says: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
This past week we were visiting a home with a cute family. The children are full of love and light. While sitting in their kitchen we enjoyed each others company as the children told stories of their summer. As it got close for us to leave their home we asked one of the children to choose a picture from the pile of pictures we had. The young boy very quickly chose the picture of Christ. We all looked at him with wonder. We asked the young boy to tell us why he chose the picture. He simple explained because it was Christ and that he loved him. We then asked him what this picture meant to this young boy. He then simply replied, "He means everything to me." Astounded by his sincerity as tears swelled up in his eyes we asked one more question: "Why does He mean everything to you." Again he simply responded that it was because Jesus died on the cross for him and loved Him. This little boy knew that Christ is his friend. He knew that in a very literal since his sins can be forgiven because of the Savior who died on the cross for him. How wonderful! I sat in awe and couldn't say anymore to this little boy who had such a powerful, real testimony of Jesus Christ.
It's true. Christ lives and just as this little boy said, I too say, "He means everything to me." You wanna know why? Because I know that because of Christ I can be happy, live in peace, and know that I am a daughter of God. I can repent of my sins and become worthy to stand in the presence of God one day. And because of him I have commandments that help me know how to live and what I need to do to become more like him: The greatest friend of all. I know that because of him we have his church on the Earth once again. Isn't that wonderful?! I love him and I love my Heavenly Father for their mercy and love.
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