This week we will discuss Where Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet by Jeffrey R. Holland's from the April 2015 general conference. I encourage you to study and ponder the talk.
The imagery in this talk is powerful. Consider the metaphor in your own life:
Have there been times in your life when you felt you were climbing a "sheer canyon wall" without safety ropes or climbing gear? Feeling thus "stranded" with no way to move forward or backward, have you mustered your energy and made one final jump? Have you ever felt the metaphorical "loose sand on flat stone" beneath your fingers?
". . . Then suddenly, like a lightning strike in a summer storm, two hands shot out from somewhere above the edge of the cliff, grabbing [your] wrists . . . Those strong brotherly arms saved [your] life that day as [you] dangled helplessly above what would surely have been certain death.”
I have felt those "brotherly arms" extend many times in my life, and I am grateful for the power that has come through the atonement. We are not stranded on a sheer canyon wall. We do not need to jump as high as we can to save ourselves, nor can we. The atonement is truly wonderful!
Along with studying Holland's talk, I encourage you to study 2 Nephi chapter 2 where it teaches in greater detail about The Fall and The Atonement. I am grateful for the testimony and spirit each of you bring.