Friday, April 10, 2009

An Apostle's Easter Thoughts on Christ

First things first: The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued this Easter statement today:
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.


Amen. And now I am thrilled to be able to imbed a portion of Elder Holland's powerfully poignant address here:

2 comments:

gloria said...

Hello, Clean Cut.

Just wanted to stop by and say that I received your comment on my blog and just wanted to wish you and your lovely family ( beautiful girls!!) a blessed & JOYous Easter!

Great to hear you preaching the cross. For the preaching of the cross is S A L V A T I O N !
1 Corinthians 1:18

In His Grip,
gloria

Sally said...

Thanks Spence, for post this. That Elder Holland talk was one of my favorites. Brad and I were literally on the edge of our seats.