of Christ Walking to Golgotha
"I'd like all of you to know that that which I am about to relate I
cherish very highly. It's a personal experience with our Lord.
Before standing I had the urge to relate this experience but I
questioned my Heavenly Father if I should stand, and here I am.
Not too many months ago my company sent me to Oklahoma for some
schooling. We were housed at a motel and one of our evenings we had
free time. They suggested that we study our materials but I was in a
room by myself accompanied by a TV and a telephone. Wednesday
evening I looked in the phonebook for the nearest church, for I
desired to go and worship but we (I) found it was too far to travel
afoot, we, (I) didn't have sufficient funds so we (I) turned to the
TV set and there was a picture, title of which was "King of Kings."
In order to make this meaningful, prior to this experience I found a
great need to come to know my Lord more than I had, particularly in
the sacrament service. Oh, I worshipped. I had good relationships
and a marvelous spirit, but to me at least, something was lacking
and I prayed for a better understanding.
In the "King of Kings," (I) will shorten it and will bring Christ up
the road, up the hill to Golgotha. Now in this experience I was
laying prone on my bed, and the photographer zoomed, in on the
Christ as he was carrying his cross. And when this happened, I was
literally, physically transformed into this experience. I could
taste the dust; I could smell the leather; I could smell the
perspiration; I could taste the rain as it was coming. And my Lord
looked at me. His eyes met mine. And friends what I wish to tell you
now is truth; that which he was carrying was not the heavy load of
the cross, for this Christ that we worship is a man's man.
Physically he's able to endure almost anything above all men. But
that load that He was carrying was your sins and mine. And
particularly I was concerned about my own self. And when this
knowledge came to me, laying prone on that bed, I jumped immediately
on my knees and prayed forgiveness.
This Christ our Lord, and our friend, and most certainly He's our
friend, He desires with all that He possesses to share with each and
every one of us. We can, if we are willing, to, walk and talk with
Him. We can if we are willing to pay the price, 'to find solutions
to our every day problems with Him.
I hope that this testimony can help others."
Brother Dyer, 1973
Center Stake Reunion, Camp Doniphan