Sister Stevens’ talk was a profound witness of the power of the Savior and his atonement. I love that she urged members to gain a bedrock testimony of the doctrine of Christ and to come to know the healing touch of the master.
It was so valuable to have a conference talk focused on mental illness and how the atonement can help us overcome. That portion of the talk seemed the most significant. But the most meaningful part for me came earlier with her focus on using the atonement to overcome our weaknesses and imperfections. I loved her usage of the story of the woman at the well as an example of how Christ can transform us and then allow us to bless others:
“When we come to Him with humble and teachable hearts–even if our hearts are heavy with mistakes, sins, and transgressions–He can change us, ‘for he is mighty to save.’ And with hearts changed, we can, like the Samaritan woman, go into our own cities–our homes, schools, and workplaces–to witness of Him.”
I’m grateful for the power of the atonement which allows me to try to be better and become better. I hope that we can all access the infinite power of the atonement more and more in our day to day life.