He who had created the worlds without number was about to enter a quiet,
secluded garden, a humble plot of ground in his vast cosmic universe.
There was no fanfare, no pressing throng to witness the most profound
event his creations would never know.
This was a moment so sacred, so sublime, that no human eye could fully
pierce, no human mind could fully comprehend its transcending importance.
Only three other mortals-- Peter, James and John--would be near, and even
their witness would be tempered by the twilight and shrouded by sleep.
The appointed hour was at hand. The Son of God stood alone in all his majestic power
against all the artillery of the Evil One.
Here was divine love in its consummate expression battling diabolic evil
in its cruelest proportions. This was the place and the time for the
Atonement of Jesus Christ.
--The Infinite Atonement
"When all is said and done, when all of history is examined,
when the deepest depths of the human mind have been explored,
there is nothing so wonderful, so majestic, so tremendous as this act of grace"
-- President Gordon B. Hinckley