He Will Place You on His Shoulders and Carry You Home!
We have a tradition of posting a picture and poem for one of Dieter's talks each year on his birthday. I chose this talk because it spoke to my soul as he gave it. I am grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ! He has worked with me as I have sought to rebuild my broken temple. The atonement is the greatest gift and miracle that mankind will ever know! I rejoice in the miracle my Savior has wrought in me!
At the close of this inspired talk Dieter said, "My dear brothers and sisters, my dear friends, I testify that God sees us as we truly are—and He sees us worthy of rescue. You may feel that your life is in ruins. You may have sinned. You may be afraid, angry, grieving, or tortured by doubt. But just as the Good Shepherd finds His lost sheep, if you will only lift up your heart to the Savior of the world, He will find you. He will rescue you. He will lift you up and place you on His shoulders. He will carry you home. If mortal hands can transform rubble and ruins into a beautiful house of worship, then we can have confidence and trust that our loving Heavenly Father can and will rebuild us. His plan is to build us into something far greater than what we were—far greater than what we can ever imagine. With each step of faith on the path of discipleship, we grow into the beings of eternal glory and infinite joy we were designed to become. This is my testimony, my blessing, and my humble prayer in the sacred name of our Master, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."