“What mortal being, faced with the loss of a loved one or, indeed, standing himself or herself on the threshold of infinity, has not pondered what lies beyond the veil which separates the seen from the unseen?
“If there is a design in this world in which we live, there must be a Designer. Who can behold the many wonders of the universe without believing that there is a design for all mankind? Who can doubt that there is a Designer?
“Over the years I have heard and read testimonies too numerous to count, shared with me by individuals who testify of the reality of the Resurrection and who have received, in their hours of greatest need, the peace and comfort promised by the Savior.
“My beloved brothers and sisters, in our hour of deepest sorrow, we can receive profound peace from the words of the angel that first Easter morning: “He is not here: for he is risen.”
He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice.
He has burst his three days’ prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered; man is free.
Christ has won the victory!
“As one of His special witnesses on earth today, this glorious Easter Sunday, I declare that this is true.”
Thomas S. Monson
President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The scripture passages cited in the video are listed below – click on the links to see each passage in its context within the scriptures.
Luke 22 http://bit.ly/gyxQJ4
Mark 15 http://bit.ly/eaiSz3
Matthew 27 http://bit.ly/gw2iGz
Mark 15 http://bit.ly/ekM4Vx
John 19 http://bit.ly/hvzbrC
Matthew 27 http://bit.ly/eSkmDd
Luke 22 http://bit.ly/fOLFwW
Luke 22 http://bit.ly/hjRkHp
HELD HIS PEACE
Mark 14 http://bit.ly/i1kGdk
Luke 23 http://bit.ly/ii5v0s
HE GAVE HIS LIFE
John 19 http://bit.ly/fy9RsZ
HE IS RISEN
Matthew 28 http://bit.ly/gLngVCx
The tomb is empty and thus my life is full. How I love Him ! And revere Him. I strive to do His will and fail all too often. But He picks me up, dusts me off, and helps me try again. Surely He is the God of Love. For He has borne my sorrows, my sins, and my grief.
I invite you, all of you, to come unto Him and enjoy His peace, His calmness in the midst of chaos and sorrow, and the warmth of His love. Bend your knees and seek Him out. You will feel His cleansing power.
He IS risen.
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