A common practice for the Master Teacher, Jesus Christ, was to ask questions. Oftentimes Jesus would ask questions in such a way that would give Himself the opportunity to testify boldly of His divine Sonship. We see this pattern exemplified in the following interaction He had with the Pharisees. “While (they) were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?” (Matthew 22:41-42).
What a question! Is He the literal Son of the living God? Is He the Savior and Redeemer of mankind? The Great Jehovah, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, the First and the Last, the Great I AM, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? The healer of our souls? Or do we even think of Him at all?
“What think ye of Christ?” is a question that has been answered universally through all ages of time. It is a question that is not only answered with words but more significantly with actions. It is the most important question we will ever answer in mortality.
As we travel throughout the world, we have had many opportunities to see, hear and feel this question answered by the young women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their answers are inspiring and edifying.
- Vanessa Borgen, age 16: Bornholm, Denmark
I know that He loves me for who I am. He has never-ending patience with me. He is holding me in His hand every day so that I can be safe.
- Michelle Cruzado, age 12: Bueno Aires, Argentina
He is everything in my life, He guides me, He protects me, and He blesses me all the time. Thanks to Him I can be saved if I am obedient to His teachings and principles.
- Myung-sun Shin, age 16: Naju, South Korea
Jesus Christ is someone who helps us return to our Heavenly Father. He showed us many examples so we can follow Him.
- Rachel Stevens, age 13: Horbury, England
When I think of Christ, I think of a peacemaker and a friend. He is always there for me and prepares me spiritually and physically for things that may come my way. He is one of the greatest people, and I can always turn to Him for peace and comfort. I know that He is always there.
- Anna Tebenkova, age 17: Izhevsk, Russia
Jesus Christ has the greatest kindness and mercy. If we keep the commandments and have strong faith in our Savior, we can live a happy life here and then have an eternal life with God. I testify that because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, if we make the decision to repent and turn our hearts fully to the Savior, He will help us to get through all the difficulties in our lives.
- Lilly Nuttall, age 16: San Antonio, Texas
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He suffered for our sins so we could live with Heavenly Father again.
- Giulia Balanzin, age 15: Trieste, Italy
Jesus Christ is my best friend. I'm certain that He's the only one who can truly understand us, that He truly knows how we feel, because He suffered not only for our sins but also for our hardships. Sometimes it is challenging, and we make mistakes, but He is willing to help us get back on the right path.
- Cailyn Challen, age 13: Frankfurt, Germany
Jesus is our Teacher. He is our Creator. He was crucified for our sins. Jesus is Heavenly Father's Only Begotten Son.
- Olymar Hurtado, age 15: Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
Jesus Christ is my great example to follow. Every day I try to emulate Him. I can feel that I am closer to Him when praying, reading the scriptures, attending seminary and being a light to the world with my example. I know that He loves us, and I am infinitely grateful for His Atonement, and I know that if we follow His example, we will be happy.
- Deldris Amador, age 12: Montréal, Canada
Christ is my Savior and my Redeemer.
- Ana Rubí Segura Vásquez, age 17: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jesus Christ is the center of my life. He is my greatest example. His example of charity and service has motivated me to dedicate my life to help my neighbor.
- He Qian, age 16: Mingchien Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Jesus Christ is perfect. This can make us feel separated from Him, but because He is perfect, it makes me try my best and strive to be like Him.
- Jasmine Faaumanu Afoa, age 15: Melbourne, Australia
Our Father in Heaven loves us so much that He sacrificed His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ. Christlike actions have shown me how to be an example to those around me, to care for those in need and love everyone equally as Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have taught us. He is my light in the darkest of times and will forever be a shining beacon in my life.
- Claudia Lopes, age 18: Sao Vicente, Cape Verde
I think of Him as one who gave His life and sacrificed Himself for my sins. I feel His presence daily in my life. I could never deny His existence and His supreme love for me.
- Giovana Sarinho, age 16: João Pessoa, Brazil
Jesus Christ is our Savior. He loves us even with all our sins. Seven months ago, my mother died of cancer and left me, my three sisters and my dad, but I know that my family is eternal. Jesus knows each one of us and will always be there when we need Him. He gives us comfort and knows how to help us.
- Madison Martin, age 13: Mendon, Utah
I am so grateful for the knowledge of my Savior. I know that He is happy when I follow His example. I love the fact that He saved all of us because He knew we were each precious sons and daughters of God and that we are worth saving.
As we talk of Christ, rejoice in Christ, preach of Christ and prophesy of Christ this Christmas season, may we remember that the greatest gift that we can ever give our children is to help them come to know Him, their older Brother and Friend, who is mighty to save (2 Nephi 25:26).