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February 2017 Visiting Teaching Message: "Christ’s Atonement Is Evidence of God’s Love"

As Valentine's Day approaches, this month's visiting teaching message seems particularly relevant. As you share the message of the Atonement with the sisters you teach, look for ways to love and serve them more like the Savior. Remind them of God's love for each of them, remember His love for you as well. 

Understanding that our Heavenly Father gave His Only Begotten Son that we might have immortality and the potential for eternal life helps us feel of God’s infinite and incomprehensible love for us. Our Savior also loves us.

Christ has “graven [us] upon the palms of [His] hands” (Isaiah 49:16).

Read the entire message on lds.org.

Supplemental Material: 

Watch the following video—a beautiful depiction of part of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's April 2009 general conference talk—and ponder on what the sacrifice of Jesus Christ means to you. 

Now read Linda K. Burton's October 2012 conference talk, "Is Faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ Written in Our Hearts?" Pay particular attention to the last section: 

We would do well to ponder this stirring thought from Elder Oaks: “Think how it must have grieved our Heavenly Father to send His Son to endure incomprehensible suffering for our sins. That is the greatest evidence of His love for each of us!”

That supreme act of love ought to send each of us to our knees in humble prayer to thank our Heavenly Father for loving us enough that He sent His Only Begotten and perfect Son to suffer for our sins, our heartaches, and all that seems unfair in our own individual lives.

Read the entire talk on lds.org.

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