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I Feel My Savior’s Love: 4 Ways We can Feel the Savior's Love

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One of the most sung songs in Primary is “ I Feel My Savior’s Love.” The song testifies about the love of our Savior Jesus Christ for all of Heavenly Father’s children, and also stands as a reminder of how we can feel our Savior’s love. Whether it be during times of peace and comfort or in times of trouble and distress.

Here are 4 ways on how we can feel our Savior’s love.

I. “In all the world around me”

Jesus Christ created the heavens and the earth under the direction of Heavenly Father (see Mosiah 3:8; Moses 2:1). The Creation is an integral part of Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation, with the Atonement of Jesus Christ at its center.

In the scriptures, Nephi taught that the world was created as a gift for all of God’s children “...the Lord hath created the earth that it should be inhabited, and he hath created his children that they should possess it.”

Everything about us in this world shows that God loves us. The love of Jesus Christ as well as of our Heavenly Father abounds on every side if we will just look. These creations are also proof of His infinite power; if He can create something as enormous as a mountain range or an ocean, then He has the power to aid us in overcoming our obstacles as well.

II. “When I kneel to pray”

Joseph Smith, at 14 years old, went in search of solitude on a spring day in 1820 and prayed to determine which church was true. He saw and heard from God the Father and Jesus Christ. Since the birth, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith's First Vision—which began with a humble prayer at the Sacred Grove—is still regarded as the greatest event in human history.

To shower all of God's children with His mercy and love, even through times of doubt and insecurity, wars and rumors of war, natural calamities, and personal tragedies, God spoke to Joseph Smith. The Savior said, “Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive” (3 Nephi 9:14). And all who accept this invitation will be “encircled about with the matchless bounty of his love” (Alma 26:15).

In one of President Russel M. Nelson’s talks at Brigham Young University. He asked students “Have you found your own 'Sacred Grove'?”, we can ask ourselves the same question, “have I found my Sacred Grove?” Where our Savior's matchless love can encircle us.

III. “Offer him my heart”

Sister Neill F. Marriott in one of her talks asks, “What is our heart condition today?” Paradoxically, in order to have a healed and faithful heart, we must first allow it to break before the Lord. “Ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit,” the Lord declares. The result of sacrificing our heart, or our will, to the Lord, is that we receive the spiritual guidance we need, Sister Marriott added.

Elder Bruce D. Porter of the Seventy, taught that ”Christ's example teaches us that a broken heart is an eternal attribute of godliness. When our hearts are broken, we are completely open to the Spirit of God and recognize our dependence on Him for all that we have and all that we are.” As we offer our hearts to the Savior, and as we recognize our dependence on Him and His Atonement, we continually receive His unending love”

IV. “By serving others freely”

It is said in John 13:34: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” We show our love by being kind. President Thomas S. Monson taught, “Actually, love is the very essence of the gospel, and Jesus Christ is our Exemplar. His life was a legacy of love. The sick He healed; the downtrodden He lifted; the sinner He saved. At the end the angry mob took His life. And yet there rings from Golgotha’s hill the words: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”—a crowning expression in mortality of compassion and love.”

Kindness, patience, selflessness, understanding, and forgiveness are just a few of the qualities that are expressions of love. These qualities will help show the love we have in our hearts in all of our interactions. As we freely show the Savior’s love through our actions and through the service we do to others, we feel the same love in return.

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