Mar 28, 2013

Jesus is the Christ


By Susan Knight
 
 
Spencer W. Kimball
“I could not see how we could really celebrate an Easter without discussing the Lord Jesus Christ. Why even the devils know that Jesus is the Christ.”
“. . . And that is my testimony to you, that Jesus is indeed the Christ, the living Son of the living God.”
EZRA TAFT BENSON
“Because of Christ, the grave had no permanent victory. Death was overcome!”
“As one of His latter-day witnesses, I testify that He lives today. He is a resurrected Being.”
GORDEN B. HINCKLEY
“Easter is the day when we celebrate the greatest victory of all time, the victory over death.”
 THOMAS S. MONSON
“I declare my personal witness that death has been conquered, victory over the tomb has been won. May the words made sacred by Him who fulfilled them become actual knowledge to all. Remember them. Cherish them. Honor them. He is risen.

On Easter Sunday, as we take of the sacrament, let us not forget the sacrifice of our Savior. We do it in remembrance of Him.

Jesus suffered in Gethsamane, bleeding from every pore. He was whipped almost to death, blood streaking His face and body. Our Savior could barely carry his cross.

This, our Redeemer, withstood nails in His hands, wrists and feet. And only when He decided it, He gave up His life. A soldier pierced His side and water flowed from the wound, signifying death of a broken heart.

On the Sunday after the crucifixion, Jesus became the first ever to be Resurrected. The tomb was empty.

The Apostles found Jesus' clothes folded in the sepulchre. We, too, symbolically fold our clothes after they are worn in temple ceremonies to show that even the folding of clothes can be a sacred act.
 
An empty tomb, but our hearts are full. The knowledge that the Great Jehovah, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, rose from the dead and atoned for our sins was the greatest miracle and blessing that ever happened since this world was created.

We celebrate, not that He died, but that He is risen.

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