Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the more commercial aspects of holidays. Bunnies, colorful eggs, yummy chocolate, and baby bunnies and ducks... none of those things add up to what the real celebration of Easter is all about. It is about the final days of Jesus Christ before His death and resurrection.
Jesus gave us the Sacrament, so we would remember Him and be able to renew our covenants that we make at baptism.
Later that same night, He went to the garden of Gethsemane and suffered unimaginable pain as He took my sins and your sins. He did it because He knew there was no other way to return to our Heavenly Father. Because of the atonement, we all can be made clean through repentance.
After suffering for all of mankind, He was treated so badly, scoffed and scorned, and he never once complained. How often do we complain when we get cut off while driving or get upset when someone treats us poorly? Christ was treated like the scum of the earth and bore it,
I think we all can pull strength from His perfect example.
Jesus, the only perfect man to walk this earth, was condemned to death.
And He did not fight it.
He finished His mortal mission while hanging on the cross. His spirit was separated from His body,
but not for long.
His body was laid to rest in a tomb for three days.
His spirit was reunited with His body to never be separated again.
Christ is our master and savior. All He asks of us is to turn to Him and
strive to emulate His perfect example.
He was truly resurrected. His body was made perfect just like ours will be.
Christ truly lived and suffered unimaginable pains for
you and me. He died and rose on the third day,
forever defeating death.
It is only through His atonement and love that
we are able to return to our Father in Heaven.
Christ lives and loves each and everyone of us.
Take this time to come unto Christ and learn more about His work.
“He it was who died on the cross to atone for our sins. He became the firstfruits of the Resurrection.
Because He died, all shall live again.”
- President Thomas S. Monson