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Atonement and Reconciliation
God requires us to fast on this annual Holy Day. As we submit to God’s instructions our bodies are physically humbled. We learn that our lives are totally dependent upon our Father. He alone has the power to extend eternal life to us. But He requires that we submit to His will and His ways. Christ as our Savior submitted Himself to our Father and in so doing set the example that we are to follow. Christ’s submission wasn’t a weakness, but rather His strength. Because of His obedience Christ was given all authority and with that authority He sends us into the world to be examples to all mankind that reconciliation with the Father is possible. But this reconciliation is only possible as we submit ourselves to God’s law and live in accordance with His ways of life. One of the core truths of the Gospel is that God is in a process of restoring all things back to a state of peace and harmony that existed prior to Satan’s rebellion. God has called us at this time to be forerunners of this truth and by our example of submission proclaim it to the world that they too can have a direct and personal relationship with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. This Day of Atonement is one of eventually being At-One-With the Father and the Son.