3.22.2008

Happy Easter

These simple words—“He is not here, but is risen”—have become the most profound in all literature. They are the declaration of the empty tomb. They are the fulfillment of all He had spoken concerning rising again. They are the triumphant response to the query facing every man, woman, and child who was ever born to earth.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley, “He Is Not Here, but Is Risen“, Ensign, May 1999, 70

There's nothing more meaningful that could be said than this -- that He is risen. I know He is and I am grateful for it every day of my life.

I will be spending some time this weekend with my feelings, thinking about the gift that He is: His life, His example, His atonement, His death and His resurrection. We are all so blessed and I am so thankful.

Happy Easter to all!

6 comments:

hoLLy said...

Hope you have a wonderful Easter Jan! Mine will be scary(giving the talk). But I know it will be wonderful(after the talk is over:) Thanks for these great words and that quote-I may use some of it in my talk:)

100 Percent Cottam said...

beautiful, mama! you know i LOVE easter! can't wait for easter sunday.

Jori said...

What a beautiful post! I couldn't agree more.

PS-I sent your book this morning. I hope you enjoy it!:)

Mia said...

You say it so well Jan. Thank you for your uplifting message. Happy Easter!

Shelley said...

Very well put. President Hinkley always had such a way with words. Love this post Jan! Thank you for it!

Natalie Scott said...

Easter is wonderful, isn't it? I love to reflect on the resurrection and how grateful I am!

Another great quote...thanks Jan!