We watched the video called Mr. Krueger's Christmas today (with Jimmy Stewart from It's a Wonderful Life - I love him!) and this is my favorite scene.
I love it. It depicts the love that our Savior has for us. It shows just how much he loves us and stands by us ALWAYS, not just when we need him most. I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I am forever grateful to him for well... everything.
A poem by Leona B. Gates entitled "In His Steps" that describes this:
"The road is rough," I said.
"Dear Lord, there are stones that hurt me so."
And he said, "Dear child, I understand,
I walked it long ago."
"But there is a cool green path," I said.
"Let me walk there for a time."
"No child," he gently answered me,
"The green road does not climb."
"My burden," I said, "is far too great,
How can I bear it so?"
"My child," said he, "I remember its weight,
I carried my cross, you know."
"But," I said, "I wish there were friends with me
Who would make my way their own."
"Ah, yes," he said, "Gethsemane
Was hard to face alone."
And so I climbed the stony path,
Content at last to know
That where my Master had not gone,
I would not need to go.
And strangely then I found new friends,
The burden grew less sore,
As I remembered long ago,
That he had walked that way before.
I sometimes feel like the person in this poem. Sometimes life is too hard or too stressful or too uphill and I just want all of my problems to be solved right now, but I love the Savior's reply in this poem. It shows that the trials we face in life have a rhyme and a reason to them, that they will somehow all work together and be for our good and that we will not have to go where Christ has not gone. He will always be there for us and understand our trials and afflictions because he has been there before. He has been to Gethsemane. He lives and He loves us tremendously, so much so that he chose to suffer for us and die for our sins so that we can have hope in this life and so that we can live with Him and our Father in Heaven again. He has done so much for us!
I am grateful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:
Something that you might enjoy - One of my favorite things to watch on Christmas (or any time of year) are these videos that just came out with stories of Christ's life. They do a good job of depicting His life and the events preceding it. See them here