Follow Him

Down through the generations of time, the message from Jesus has been the same. To Peter by the shores of beautiful Galilee, he said, \"Follow me.\" To Philip of old came the call, \"Follow me.\" To Matthew came the instructions, \"Follow me.\" And to you and to me, if we but listen, shall come that same beckoning invitation, \"Follow me.\"

But how do we follow him if first we don't find him? And how shall we find him if first we don't seek him?

As we undertake our personal search for Jesus, aided and guided by the principle of prayer, we must have a clear concept of him whom we seek. The shepherds of old sought Jesus the child. But we seek Jesus the Christ, our Older Brother, our Mediator with the Father, our Redeemer, the Author of our salvation; he who was in the beginning with the Father; he who took upon himself the sins of the world and so willingly died that we might forever live. This is the Jesus whom we seek.

And when we find him, will we be prepared as were the wise men of old to provide gifts from our many treasures? They presented gold, frankincense and myrrh. These are not the gifts Jesus asks of us. From the treasure of our hearts Jesus asks that we give of ourselves: \"Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind\" (Doctrine and Covenants 64:34). — \"The Search for Jesus,\" New Era, December 2003

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