To Uplift and Inspire: Always Remember Him

This week’s talk comes from the Sunday afternoon session of Conference, and I like it especially because his topic is something I hope I never lose in my life. I always hope to remember my Savior and what He has done for me. This talk, entitled Always Remember Him, focuses on our Savior, what He has done for us and what we can do for Him.

“Remembering—and forgetting—are part of everyday life. […] Remembering—and forgetting—are also part of our eternal journey. Time, agency, and memory help us learn, grow, and increase in faith.”

“In the words of a favorite hymn:

We’ll sing all hail to Jesus’ name,

And praise and honor give. …

Ye Saints, partake and testify

Ye do remember him.

Each week, in partaking of the sacrament, we covenant to always remember Him.”

“The Lord remembers and assures nations and peoples. In these days of motion and commotion,4 “some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God,””

“We can always remember Him by gratefully acknowledging His hand throughout our lives. The Lord’s hand in our lives is often clearest in hindsight. As Christian philosopher Søren Kierkegaard put it: “Life must be understood backward. But … it must be lived forward.”

“Have you ever thought of yourself as your own living book of remembrance—reflecting what and how you choose to remember?”

“we can always remember Him by trusting when the Lord assures us, “He who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more.””

“Once we repent and priesthood leaders declare us worthy, we need not continue to confess and confess these past sins. To be worthy does not mean to be perfect. Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness invites us to be humbly at peace on our life’s journey to someday become perfected in Christ,14 not constantly worried, frustrated, or unhappy in our imperfections today. Remember, He knows all the things we don’t want anyone else to know about us—and loves us still.”

“Remember, He knows all the things we don’t want anyone else to know about us—and loves us still.”

“When trust is betrayed, dreams shattered, hearts broken and broken again, when we want justice and need mercy, when our fists clench and our tears flow, when we need to know what to hold onto and what to let go of, we can always remember Him. Life is not as cruel as it can sometimes seem. His infinite compassion can help us find our way, truth, and life.”

“When we remember His words and example, we will not give or take offense.”

“He invites us to remember that He is always welcoming us home.”

“Our Savior invites us to always remember Him as He always remembers us.”

“Our Savior declares:

“Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands.”28

He testifies: “I am he who was lifted up. I am Jesus that was crucified. I am the Son of God.”29

I humbly testify and pray that we will always remember Him—in all times, all things, and all places we may be in.30 In the sacred and holy name of Jesus Christ, amen.”

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Forget me nots to remember Him by and thanks for reading,

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