Saturday, July 30, 2011

In This Moment!

Moments are what make our lives worth living! Elder George and I were shown a sign the other day that said "Life isn't counted by how many breathes you take, but by how many moments take your breath away" and I didn't understand that until now. I thought it was just another one of those sayings that would just touch the hearts of mom's or something. But after watching this video it became clear to me the number of moments in my life I will never forget. Whether they are the small moments like losing state basketball then state baseball the same year or the better moments of watching Spongebob with my niece after driving home from college or playing in the Whiffle ball World Series in my front yard with my brother. They will always be with me and shape who I am and will become. By far my favorite moments in my life have been those spent with my family and close friends. Probably because of the love we all share with one another.
However, there are moments in our lives that we are not present for but will always affect us. Those moments to me are those in which the Savior of the world suffered and died for us. What more of a moment could we ask for? He died for us so we could be forgiven of our sins and return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father. In those moments He took upon Himself all of the pains of the world, both past and present. It was an eternal sacrifice that will never run out and is always available to us to use. That moment is called the Atonement and I invite you to use it!