What kind of efforts would qualify us for a title like “Savior on Mount Zion.” What an incredible comparison to make. This week’s Come Follow Me lesson teaches that we can be “Saviors on Mount Zion,” with one interpretation by President Hinckley relating to family history work.
If we can perform in such vital ways to family on the other side of the veil, are there efforts we make in our homes and families today that the comparison would also apply? In what ways can we be “Saviors on Mount Zion” for those we love that are part of our every day?
In the previous week’s lesson Christ compares our relationship with Him to a marriage, with rich illustrations of the importance of loyalty, fidelity and forgiveness.
We know “successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion …” (P6 The Family: A Proclamation to the World) but do our efforts along these lines really qualify us for such a striking comparison, such a beautiful resemblance as “Savior on Mount Zion.”
President Nelson has taught that the Spirit of Elijah bears witness of the divine nature of the family. He said, “Elijah came not only to stimulate research for ancestors. He also enabled families to be eternally linked beyond the bounds of mortality.”
ANYTHING we do to strengthen and encourage our families along the covenant path, are efforts that matter! Efforts worthy of a comparison to the Savior of us all.