Saturday, April 23, 2011
Have a Blessed Easter All!!!
One last Easter card to share. I love the celebration of Easter and all it means to me. In this holiday lies ALL that is dear to me. I would like to share a little hopeful Easter message with you all. It brings peace to my soul and I hope it does to you as well:
"The empty tomb that first Easter morning brought comforting assurance, an affirmative answer to Job's question, 'If a man die, shall he live again?'
To all who have lost loved ones, we would turn Job's question to an answer: If a man die, he shall live again. We know, for we have the light of revealed truth. 'I am the resurrection, and the life,' spoke the Master. 'He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Though difficult and painful, death is an essential part of mortal experience. Life moves on. Youth follows childhood, and maturity comes ever so imperceptibly. As we search and ponder the purpose and the problems of life, all of us sooner or later face the question of the length of life, and of a personal, everlasting life. These questions most insistently assert themselves when loved ones leave us, or when we face leaving those we love.
Against the doubting in today's world of Christ's divinity is an unimpeachable source, even the testimony of eye witnesses. Stephen, from biblical times, doomed to the cruel death of a martyr, looked up to heaven and cried, 'I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God (Acts 7:56).
Through tears and trials, through fears and sorrows, through the heartache and loneliness of losing loved ones, there is assurance that life is everlasting, our Lord and Savior is the living witness that such is so." Thomas S. Monson
May you find comfort and joy and love and all that is good in your life! BIG HUGS, Cheryl