Thursday, April 14, 2011

April Issue: He is not here, but is Risen

The First Presidency message this month teaches the beautiful message of the Resurrection of Christ. President Monson said, "No words in Christendom mean more to me than those spoken by the angel to the weeping Mary Magdalene and the other Mary as they approached the tomb to care for the body of their Lord: 'Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.'"

I love this quote from President Monson as well - he said, "I testify He is a teacher of truth - but He is more than a teacher. He is the exemplar of the perfect life - but He is more than an exemplar. He is the great physician - but He is more than a physician. He is the literal Savior of the world, the Son of God, the Prince of Peace, the Holy One of Israel, even the risen Lord who declared, 'I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father.'"
Knowing that Jesus Christ lives gives me so much hope. Knowing that He has fulfilled His mission, that all people will be resurrected, gives me so much peace. Knowing that He set the perfect example gives me guidance and direction. Knowing that He descended below all things gives me strength to overcome all things.