April 8, 2012


     This past week our Savior Jesus Christ went through all that the Father asked of him. We cannot fathom the suffering attached to the last week of his mortal ministry.
     His suffering can only be explained by himself. With his own  words he said " Which asuffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might bnot drink the bitter cup, and shrink—
Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and afinished my preparations unto the children of men."
     He bled from every pore in his body. With all the power that a God could bring to overcome such suffering, he still asked his father in heaven if there could be another way. But there could not, and his father, our God let him suffer, to bleed, for us. This was the only way we could be cleansed from sin. 
     But most important was not the suffering. We could be cleansed from sin, but we still have a mortal body that dies. 
     Today Christ was resurrected. This resurrection was not to prove that it could be done for one mortal. It was a resurrection with all power to break the bands of death for all men. Not  just for all men, but for every living creature, even the earth itself.
     Look around you. This Easter its not just mankind that celebrates. Everything you can lay your eyes on was saved from death by resurrection. Everything rejoices in the final accomplishment of the atonement. This is the marvelous cap to everything. In all anticipation we waited, And now it is finished! it is accomplished! it is done! we all may live!
     I know my savior lives. I know he will come again. I am grateful and rejoice with him.