It hit me the other day as I was taking the Sacrament- Jesus Christ not only took upon Himself all of the sins and heartaches of this world, but as He died upon the cross He took mortality and crucified it also.
Without Christ mortality would be the only hope we'd have. All of the physical and emotional pain that comes from this life would be our legacy. We would never be able to rise above our bodies.
We're all aware that Jesus made it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins, but have we realized that because He became mortal and then died on the cross, He has made it possible for us to overcome all of the physical limitations of mortality also? Every ache and pain, every physical deformity or affliction will be swallowed up, never to be thrust upon us again.
He became mortality and then killed it on the cross so that we have become eternal creatures, with the hope of resurrection in a perfect body. No longer are we bound by our bodies to a life of sin, pain, and sorrow. Jesus Christ experienced every physical pain I have had or ever will have, and He died on the cross to make sure that my one experience with mortality will be the end of that pain. That gives me a lot of comfort as I deal with pain on an almost daily basis.