Monday, April 13, 2009


What a wonderful Easter weekend. Yesterday at church, we had a special Easter Sacrament meeting. Our branch president was the only speaker and he spoke with such power, eloquence and love for our Savior and His sacrifice. At the end of his glorious talk, he read the First Presidency's message on Easter:

At this Easter season of hope and renewal we testify of the glorious reality of the atonement and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The empty tomb brought comforting assurance and provided the answer to the question of Job, “If a man die, shall he live again?” (Job 14:14).

Because of the Savior’s resurrection we will overcome death and become the beneficiaries of His mercy and grace. In a world of trouble and uncertainty, His peace fills our hearts and eases our minds. Jesus is in very deed “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).

We give our sure witness that Jesus is the Christ. Though He was crucified, He rose triumphant from the tomb to our everlasting blessing and benefit. To each member of the human family He stands as our Advocate, our Savior, and our Friend.

Yesterday was a wonderful reminder of how much I have to be grateful for and of all the blessings in my life. I have truly been filled with love and appreciation for Christ this Easter season.