Writing with the Savior

SaviorI love to write. I love the way it makes me feel. I love being able to express my thoughts and feelings in words on a page.

It is not always easy. In fact, I often struggle to choose the right words to adequately express what I see in my head and feel in my heart. But those rare times when everything comes together and someone reads my words and seems to truly understand how I feel are like magic.

I am very critical of my own writing. When I write, I constantly change and edit the words I have written. In fact, I have probably changed the sentence you are now reading multiple times. I am always striving for the perfect blog, the perfect article, the perfect story. But no matter how many mistakes I fix along the way, there are always some that I miss.

I am not perfect.

The same is true as I write on the pages of the story of my life. I often struggle to choose the right words, the right thoughts, the right actions. I am continually making corrections, changing, striving to do better, striving to be better. I try my best and with my Heavenly Father’s help, I make fewer mistakes, but I still make mistakes…

I am not perfect.

But He is perfect.

The Son of God and Savior of the world, Jesus Christ lived a perfect life. His life was spent in the service of both His Heavenly Father and His earthly brothers and sisters. He healed the sick, caused the blind to see, the deaf to hear and the lame to walk. His was a life of perfect love, compassion and devotion.

His perfect life ended with great suffering as He willingly sacrificed His life and paid the ultimate price for us. He suffered for me, for you, and for every person that has ever been born or will ever be born on this earth.

Because of His sacrifice,when I make mistakes, I can pray to my Heavenly Father, ask for and receive forgiveness. My mistakes can be forgiven and erased from my story. I can return to my Heavenly Father proud of the story that my Savior and I have written together.

I am not perfect.

But because He is, my story…our story can be.

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4 Responses to Writing with the Savior

  1. Very well written Sandra! I like the imagery of having a perfect cowriter who takes my weak, poorly written attempts and makes them polished and more than I could do on my own.

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  2. Rose Haynes says:

    I love this! It’s the perfect metaphor.

    Liked by 1 person

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