President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency concluded the Sunday morning session of general conference on April 5. He spoke about the Savior’s grace and how all can use it to help them through life.
He said because of the Easter sacrifice, everyone’s lives were changed, and all were set free to overcome death and to be resurrected in Christ. “Though we all have weakness, we can overcome them,” he said. “Indeed it is by the grace of God that, if we humble ourselves and have faith, weak things can become strong.”
President Uchtdorf said members can consistently cultivate an appreciation and gratitude for the eternal sacrifice of the Savior. He said grace unlocks the windows of heaven, opens them and makes grace available to all after they do all they can.
“I marvel to think that the Son of God would condescend to save us, as imperfect, impure, mistake-prone and ungrateful as we often are,” he said. “I have tried to understand the Savior’s Atonement with my finite mind, and the only explanation I can come up with is God loves us deeply, perfectly and everlastingly. I cannot even begin to estimate the breadth and length and depth and height … of the love of Christ.”
President Uchtdorf explained that even if individuals were to serve God with their whole souls, they would still be an unprofitable servant and that ultimately individuals are powerless to overcome the demands and barriers of justice alone. He said the gift of God’s grace enables all to progress, in spite of fallibility and imperfections.
He concluded his talk by encouraging all to show increased love and gratitude for God and the gift of his grace by keeping his commandments more fully and “walking in a newness of life.”