Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The road To, or Of, conversion?
If that were true, there would not be a single member of this church! I certainly don't know everything about our God's plan for us, and all the minutia of the scriptures and commandments we are given. I don't know everything about church history, repentance, or the Atonement. I don't even know everything about programming VCR's. What I don't know could (and probably does) fill the library of congress. What I do know is that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me and you very dearly, and we have a Savior who died so that we could return to Him.
Conversion isn't about how much you know, it's about what you know, and acting on it. I don't expect I'll ever attain the title of "fully converted" in my life, and neither will you. Conversion is a road that we must all traverse, through night and day, sun and rain, until, finally, we meet our Savior waiting for us at the end. If we endure this road, believing and trusting that we will reach the end, we will find ourselves at the last day altogether with our Savior, and all our brothers and sisters who walked the road with us.
"Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain."
-1 Corinthians 9: 24