With today being Easter I went searching for some cute graphic to share. I found cute little bunnies with the words Happy Easter in really cute fonts, but somehow that just didn't do it. As I thought about it more and more I decided to share the words and testimonies of modern day Prophets and The Twelve Apostles.
If you are struggling to read the words in the photo above here are those words.....
This next photo is of Christ appearing to the people in this continent showing the people the holes in his hands where the nails had been placed. I love this picture. In fact, I remember when I was a young girl and my mother painted this picture on canvas that hung in the Crismon Road Building of our church for many years after we moved away. Oh the memories.
This Easter season has been a busy one for our family. In fact, you will not find many bunnies or baskets around my home because my children are all grown and every time candy comes into this house it gets devoured as soon as it hits the front door. BUT, that is okay. It doesn't bother me that I am not making Easter baskets this morning. Instead we are getting ready for church. To go and spend this Sabbath Day learning more about our Savior, Jesus Christ. Learning about his teachings, his example, and about his life. I know that he is the Son of God! I know that with all my heart.
I know that if we will follow his teachings. make and keep sacred covenants, and try to become more like Him we will be blessed. What a blessing His Atoning Sacrifice is in my life. I know that because of Christ's Atoning sacrifice that I can be saved and receive eternal life, after all that I do, by his grace, I will.
If you are wonder what the word Atonement means I found the following....
What is the Atonement??
As used in the scriptures, to atone is to suffer the penalty for sins, thereby removing the effects of sin from the repentant sinner and allowing him or her to be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ was the only one capable of carrying out the Atonement for all mankind. Because of His Atonement, all people will be resurrected, and those who obey His gospel will receive the gift of eternal life with God.
Jesus is the Son of God, our Savior and Redeemer. Because of Him, death is not the end, and life takes on new meaning. We can change, we can start over-and we can live again with God. This Easter, celebrate His life and discover all that's possible because of Him. (Easter.Mormon.org)
May we NEVER forget the reason for this Easter season. And may you and your family have a very Happy Easter.