Saturday, April 11, 2009

Season of Hope and Renewal...

"Yes, Jesus is the Christ! He broke the bands of death. He is our Savior and Redeemer, the very Son of God. And He will come again as our resurrected Lord. That day is not far distant. It is evident to all who accept the Savior’s literal resurrection that life does not end at death. Our Lord promised, “Because I live, ye shall live also.” (John 14:19.)"
~President Ezra Taft Benson~

And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives! (D&C 76:22)

In recognition of the Easter season, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following Easter message:

"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."
President Thomas S. Monson
President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Easter Message 2009

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. Isn't it amazing what we have waiting for us!!!!!!!
How is Tim doing? The kids on Easter break?
Thinking of ya'll!!