I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I was reading a talk by Boyd K. Packer today for personal study and it talked about His Atonement. The word Atonement is actually 3 words: At-one-ment, which means to be one with God, or to be in line with. It's through the Atonement that we are put in line with God. But, how do we have the Atonement to put us in line with God? It's through Jesus Christ. It's because of His Grace and Mercy, that we are able to be saved. It is ABSOLUTELY necessary that we have this Atonement. Because if we do not have this Atonement, it is ABSOLUTELY certain we will not return to our Heavenly Father, nor be with our families again. It's because of Jesus Christ that we can be together forever. He has so much love for us, and He sees so much in us. That was why He was willing to do it. He could see what we can become. He has so much love for us, but He has many expectations from us as well. He expects us to follow Him. He expects us to be faithful to Him. When we use our agency to repent and come closer to Him, we are able to more fully use His Atonement. The Atonement literally gives us POWER! Power to overcome. Power to illuminate (not literally haha) but spiritually. Jesus will blot every single dark spot we have, because He has already done it before, and will do it again.