Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. His birth, life and death were prophesied by prophets in the Old Testament and in the Book of Mormon. They knew, as we know now, that it is only through Jesus Christ that we can repent and receive forgiveness of our sins. It’s only because of Jesus Christ that we can be resurrected and live again after we die.
The angel Gabriel came to Mary and announced the birth of Christ,
“The angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end” (Luke 1:30–33).
Jesus Christ had a humble birth in stable in Bethlehem. When He was born he inherited mortality from his mother, and power over death from his Father. He became the only begotten Son of God in the flesh.
When he was thirty years old, he began his ministry. He taught the gospel and preformed many miracles as noted in the New Testament. He was a great teacher and loved the people. The most important thing that he did during his mortal life was near the end of it at the garden of Gethsemane. It was here where he Atoned for the sins of all mankind. He suffered in Gethsemane for all the sins of the world. Shortly after this, he was seized and taken to Pontius Pilate to be crucified on Calvary.
He was perfect and sinless. All these sins he suffered for were not His, but mine and yours; all of humanity’s sins. He was the only one who could have paid the price, to meet the demands of justice and become our Savior and Redeemer. Without Him, we would be lost and hopeless. Christ said,
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
On the third day after His death, Jesus Christ was resurrected. He showed His physical body to Mary and to His disciples. They were able to feel the nail prints in his hands and feet and knew it was the Lord. Jesus Christ had conquered death and made it possible that everyone can and will be resurrected again. (Alma 11:42-44)
I know that Jesus is the Christ. He is our hope and our salvation. He knows you and I personally, the things that we have gone through, the mistakes that we have made. He paid the price for us, and I’m sure he thought of you and I during his suffering, knowing that he could save us. He did this because of the love that he has for us. I am eternally grateful for Him, his life, his atonement, his death and resurrection.