Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer

John Chapter 3 verse 16 says: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"

Do you ever feel peaceful when you pray? Do you feel grateful when you think of your blessings? When you sing a reverent Primary song, do you feel close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ? These spiritual feelings are the beginning of your testimony.

An important part of a testimony is to believe that Jesus Christ plays a central role in Heavenly Father's plan for us. He was born to Mary. He "increased in wisdom and stature" (Luke 2:52). He was baptized as an example for us. He organized the Church, called twelve Apostles, and taught the gospel. He healed the sick and raised the dead. And He suffered for our sins, died, and was resurrected. Because of Jesus Christ, we will all be resurrected. Because of Him, we can repent and return to live with Him and Heavenly Father again.

Your own testimony of the Savior will be strengthened as you learn about Him and read the testimonies of the prophets. You can read some of these testimonies in the scriptures. President Gordon B. Hinckley shared his testimony with the children: "Jesus is my friend. He is my exemplar. He is my teacher. He is my healer. He is my leader. He is my Savior and my Redeemer. He is my God and my King. Gratefully, and with love, I bear witness of these things"

I would like to share a poem with you that talks about the Savior.

Jesus is my Savior, for
He rescues me from me.
I’ll try to explain just how to you.
It’s very clear to see.

Heavenly Father sent me here
To learn to choose the right.
I can’t get back to live with Him
Unless I win the fight.

Each day I have to make a choice.
Some days I seem to choose
The path that leads away from Christ,
And that’s the way I lose.

But God knew that I’d need some help,
So Jesus said He’d come
And be my Savior so I can try
To be the best I can become.

And when I try to change my ways—
A better person be—
I can succeed because of Christ
Who gave His life for me.

I know that Jesus is my Savior because he died for my sins. I want to do all I can to follow his example and be worthy to live with him again someday.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

Reference Information:
Jesus is my Savior, Friend, March 2005 By Margaret Lifferth

Poem By: Blythe Rackham, “Jesus Is My Savior,” Friend, Apr 2006, 26–27