He is not here, but is risen...” (Luke 24:5–6).
And what a wonderful truth that is! We are eternally grateful for our Savior, Jesus Christ. Because of His atonement, His death on the cross, and His resurrection - death and sorrows can all be made right! We are forever indebted to our Father in Heaven for the gift of His son's death, so that we might live and have joy.
Elder Holland speaks beautifully on what the atonement means for each of us: http://youtu.be/EpFhS0dAduc
The Book of Mormon also illuminates the Savior's gift to us in Alma 7:11-13:
11And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
12And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
13Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me.
How blessed and loved we all are! We hope you all have had a Happy Easter! We are enjoying this special day with my family in Reno. More posts to come soon. :)