Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday

Celebrating Easter by listening to General Conference was so nice. It was definitely more difficult to catch everything with two little babies squealing in your ear, but the Spirit was definitely strong, and left some great impressions.

Because of Him, I get to be with my family forever.

I love the feeling around Easter as we reflect on our Savior. My absolute favorite Conference talk. given by Elder Wirthlin in 2006, focuses on this Easter Sunday and is worth reading over and over again.

"I think of how dark that Friday was when Christ was lifted up on the cross.
On that terrible Friday the earth shook and grew dark. 
On that Friday the Savior of mankind was humiliated and bruised, abused and reviled.
It was a Friday filled with devastating, consuming sorrow that gnawed at the souls of those who loved and honored the Son of God.
I think that of all the days since the beginning of this world’s history, that Friday was the darkest.
But the doom of that day did not endure.
The despair did not linger because on Sunday, the resurrected Lord burst the bonds of death. He ascended from the grave and appeared gloriously triumphant as the Savior of all mankind.
Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays.
But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come.
No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come."
For the full talk, you can find it here
We had such a beautiful Easter Sunday, I hope everyone else did too!

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