Happy Easter!

I love the artwork in the Ensign this month.

My favorite is this one by Dan Burr: The emotion in Peter's face invokes feeling in me I just can't verbalize. I also like the urgency. The gospel of Jesus Christ is urgent.HE LIVES!

There is one day or more in almost every nation that is set apart for the observance of the anniversary of some great event—an occasion for national pride, a day of remembrance, of thanksgiving, of celebration. It may be the birthday of a nation or of a patriot, the anniversary of a great victory or triumph of a great cause. It is fitting and proper that we should have such days. …
There are some days which have almost worldwide observance and are significant in every country. There are times of merrymaking, celebrated with parades, public gatherings, games and contests, oratory, feasts, and fireworks.
But at this season of the year, the whole Christian world unites in the quiet observance of the anniversary of the most significant, the most far-reaching, the most important fact in history. Easter is the anniversary of the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. …
The interest in this event is more universal than in any other: first, because it affects every soul, living and dead; and secondly, because it secures the priceless gift for which men naturally yearn—life everlasting. Each year multitudes come to appreciate anew its import when they stand sorrowing by the coffin of a dear one and remember the glorious promise contained in the words spoken on Easter morn—“He is risen!”
The first Easter was the springtime of all history, of new life, new hope, eternal growth, and immortality.
The world needs reminding of this great event. In the midst of error and superstition, … His plan, His system, His gospel, is the answer to the problem of how to save the world.
With Christians everywhere, we bow this day in humble gratitude for the priceless gift of God to men. The gift of eternal life is granted to us through His sacrifice and guaranteed to all by the only One who could pay the price. …
In spite of the unpromising outlook of the world today and the efforts of the enemies of righteousness, … Easter morn proclaims its joyful promise to all. …
Hugh B. Brown

We celebrated with lillies.

"Did Jesus really live again? Oh Yes! and so shall I."


The G Fam said...

I love lilies. I love the flower so much I even named our first Lilly because of it. What a beautiful day!

colleen said...

Wonderful, Wonderful post!!! The world needs to focus more on this message.

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