Saturday, April 23, 2011

He is Risen!

What a beautiful time of year, when we celebrate what is the single most important thing that ever happened on this earth: the atonement and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He died for all of us. He endured the pain and anguish of the cumulative sins and afflictions of the entire human race. I cannot comprehend it, but I know that he literally is my savior, and yours. With him and through him we can be forgiven of our sins and someday return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. What a wonderful gift this is! It is everything. It is why we are here. Yes, chocolate and bunnies and treats and lovely dinners are fun, but let us always remember the true meaning of Easter, which is the true meaning of life itself and the very reason why the earth was created: so we can learn and grow and progress and someday become like God.

Let us love our families, hug our children, be kind to our fellow men, go about doing good, and strive to be more Christ-like in all of our dealings. Happy Easter.

He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice.
He has burst his three days' prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered, man is free.
Christ has won the victory!
—Cecil Frances Alexander