Elder Gerrit W. Gong: Always Remember Him

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Elder Gerrit W. Gong (LDS Church)

Remembering the Savior and his promises should be an everyday essential.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Seventy testified of this principle as a testimony builder, reminding a worldwide audience that the Savior never forgets his disciples.

Elder Gong outlined six ways people can remember Jesus Christ during their everyday lives. He said the first step is having confidence in the Lord’s covenants.

“The Lord remembers His everlasting covenants — from Adam’s time to the day Adam’s posterity ‘shall embrace the truth, and look upward, then shall Zion look downward, and all the heavens shall shake with gladness, and the earth shall tremble with joy,'” Elder Gong said.

The second way is by acknowledging the Lord’s blessings and his “hand throughout our lives.” He shared an experience with his mother on her 90th birthday where she testified of the Lord’s blessing during every major decision in her life.

Elder Gong also promised that the Lord will forgive and forget past sins as members trust in the Lord and confess.

“When we fully repent, including by confessing and forsaking our sins … our guilt is swept away,” Elder Gong said. “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.”

He also asked that people remember the Lord “always welcomes us home.”

The fifth way people can remember Christ is by partaking of the sacrament every Sabbath day. He invited members to ponder and remember the sacrifice Christ made for everyone by partaking of the sacrament.

“In the ordinance of the sacrament, we witness unto God the Father that we are willing to take upon us the name of His Son and always remember Him and keep His commandments, which He has given us, that we may always have His Spirit to be with us,” Elder Gong repeated.

The Lord remembers his children, and Elder Gong said people should also return that honor with the utmost reverence and remembrance.

Appearing to the inhabitants on the American continent after his resurrection, “the Savior invited those present to come, one by one, to thrust their hands into His side and to feel the prints in His hands and in His feet,” Elder Gong said.

He concluded his address by bearing his testimony that the Lord never forgets his heavenly brothers and sisters.

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