4.03.2010

He is Risen!

"In a way that we may not fully understand, even when we are very old, Jesus set us free. It was as though He had the only key to the prison door and that only He had the strength to swing it open. In doing so, He saved our lives so our families can be kept together and so we can someday return to our heavenly home. But He paid a terrible price to do this for us, a price for which we must give Him honor and reverence by keeping His commandments. He suffered a horrible death on a cross. In that anguish of physical and spiritual pain Jesus, too, momentarily thought He was all alone and without help, and yet He did not turn away from helping us. I would especially like you to remember our Brother Jesus Christ to whom we owe everything, for He came to heal our wounds, calm our fears, and bring us safely home when we really, really needed Him." ~Jeffrey R. Holland [in the Friend, April 1980]

At this beautiful time of year, I love this clear reminder that we do owe Him everything. I am so grateful for His willingness to come as He did, healing, calming and making it possible for us to return with our families to Him.

I rejoice with the rest of the Christian world this Easter time - - He is risen!


[picture by Simon Dewey]

6 comments:

Britta said...

That was beautiful. Thank you for that. I love this time of year too.
Happy Easter!

Jill said...

You always have the best quotes.

I love this time of year and it's even better that Easter and Conference are on the same day.

Candace and Matt said...

I really needed that. Thank you for posting this.

BrookieT said...

I just love that picture of the Savior. Happy Easter!

Darleen said...

we just watched The Testaments. I always cry whenever I watch that. Very appropriate for easter.

Kristie said...

Conference was so great- as always. Mike's Uncle spoke, which was even cooler! Jan, you've gotta come see us next time you visit your kids in Grapevine!