Samuel Medley’s sacred hymn “I Know that My Redeemer Lives” enumerates many ways “in which the Savior’s love is manifest in each of our personal lives,” Elder Spencer J. Condie observed in his keynote address at the annual Easter Conference at Brigham Young University March 27.
Elder Condie, an emeritus member of the Seventy, drew upon lines in the hymn text as follows that convey divine attributes of the Savior and testify of His love.
“He lives to bless me with his love.”
“It is true that the Savior of the world came to save us, not to condemn us,” Elder Condie said, referring to John 3:16-17. “But saving us, sometimes from ourselves and our unwise actions, often requires chastening, as the Lord Himself explained: “Whom I love I also chasten that their sins may be forgiven, for with the chastisement I prepare a way for their deliverance in all things out of temptation, and I have loved you” (Doctrine and Covenants 95:1).
Elder Condie said there can be a difference between feeling the Savior’s love and being filled with His love.