Monday, November 26, 2012

Email 11.26.12

Que pasa?!

This week has been awesome! So much to be grateful for!! :) Thanksgiving was great!! We went over to an "investigators" house who invited us to dinner after we had knocked on their door 3 weeks ago. It was fantastic. Good food and the neighbors were able to come over and they were members of the church. Great experience!! Not only that, but we got to ball up with the kids in the morning instead of the Turkey Bowl. YO! So anyways, Thanksgiving was great and it was a good time to ponder on all of the many blessings that we have and still do take for granted. God literally has given us everything we have. Everything. How blessed we are. 

First off, let me tell you again like I say over and over and over...miracles do happen. But I also want to focus my email on something I learned this week. Something that has really been making me sad. 

It really just depresses me to see all of God's Children, not knowing who they truly are. I learned something while listening to someone speak in church this week. When Jesus Christ was on the earth, He suffered and laid down His life for us. Can you imagine crucifying your Savior as He went about your streets performing miracles and teaching? Can you imagine doing such a horendous Thing? Well they did. They crucified their Savior. They mocked Him, tortured Him and spit upon Him. Why?! How could anyone with a heart do that?! It doesn't seem plausible does it? Then what made them do it?! Here's the answer. Ignorance. In one of the most pivotal moments in the Saviors life on the cross. Minutes away from dying, He said "Father, forgive them FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO". Think about that statement. They know not what they do? They were able to crucify Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Savior, Lord and Redeemer because they didn't KNOW what they were doing. Why did they not know what they were doing?
1. They did not recognize Jesus Christ as their Savior. Their hearts were "hard" and they would not believe.
2. They did not know who they were.
That's what I want to focus on. They did not know who they were. They truly did not know who they were because if they did, there is no way on earth they could've done what they did to Jesus. So if we liken it unto ourselves, why do we do the things that we do, especially if we know the things that we know?! It is simply because we truly do not know WHO WE ARE. We are all children of God. Do you know what that means? None of us can master that concept completely, but we can begin to understand it. We are children of a Creator who "spoke" and the heavens and the earth were created. We are CHILDREN of God. We need to begin to learn what that truly means. Alot of people out here mock us for believing that someday we can become god's like our Heavenly Father....I just turn to them and say "so, So what?" Why is that so hard for people to grasp. God is our father, He loves us and wants us to be happy and to have success in this life so we can return to live with Him again. It says over and over in the Bible that if we follow the commandments and obey the Father and the Son, we will "inherit the Kingdom of Heaven" or "all that the Father has". Jesus before ascending into Heaven says that there are mansions above being prepared for us, if we only will "follow Him". So my question to you all is if this is all the case, and it is, then why are we screwing around on earth doing the dumb things that we do, wasting our lives away on things that DO NOT MATTER? Dumb. Once we truly find out who we are and who we can become, we will consequently act the part. Start acting like Children of a Heavenly Father who is God, who is Omnipotent and all Powerful and All Searching!!
Are we the people Jesus was refferring to on the cross when He lovingly said "they know not what they do"? I hope not.

Anyways, thats been bugging me lately. So many people in the world living under potential. If only they knew who they were :) I love yall!! I am excited for Christmas and the many more months of pure joy out here in Oklahoma! :)

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Elder Cutler

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