And as I watched, the most wonderful feeling swallowed me up.
I’m so grateful for things like that to remind me in this hustle-bustle world that Christ lives.
King of Kings,
Lord of Lords.
We have been thinking about Easter a lot around here.
I gave a combined YW lesson on the Atonement at church. I recruited three great women to share their feelings along with mine. How grateful I am to have been able to study the “good news” of what we celebrate this week:
That Christ LIVES.
That he LOVES us.
That he LOVES us enough to suffer through all we have ever gone through or will ever go through.
So that we can return to Him some day.
Grace gave the Young Women lesson (with a friend) in church on Sunday. They taught about how Christ can help them (our class of 14-15 year-olds) in their individual problems and sorrows.
Elle is speaking at church this Sunday. Dave has been teaching his Sunday School class all about the upcoming events as well. And this week we started our traditional HOLY WEEK pondering and studying for devotional.
And fills me with more gratitude and wonder than ever.
Beautiful words, Happy Easter
Easter has become one of my favorite holidays after copying your Holy Week idea and stealing your sisters Easter scavenger hunt idea. It gives so much meaning to the day. It makes it seem so real. I am so grateful for HIM. Thank you for these beautiful thoughts.
I am so very grateful for the Savior. I absolutely love the Easter season.
It is my favorite time of year–with General Conference also very near. Thank you for sharing Sister Okasaki's words about the Savior. What a great reminder.
Happy Easter to you and your beautiful family.
Lisa in WA
Beautiful. The quote from Cheiko's book made me cry. Can you tell me about the painting? Who the artist is? I'm interested in finding it. Thanks.
^ Tiffany honey, if you are referring to the painting with Christ and the Angel, that painting is called "Agony in the Garden" by Danish Artist, Frans Schwartz. And that excerpt from the book totes made me cry too. Happy Easter!
I've never seen that quote…or if I did, I forgot how beautiful it is! Love that Cheiko. This is something she knows for sure, now that she has gone to heaven!
I love Chieko and her quote. Thank you for sharing that just in time for me to use it in my talk that I gave on Easter. Also shared as a Visiting Teaching message.
Jesus knows our suffering and pain and loves us, but there's so much more than him being someone who makes us feel better about ourselves. We are sinners and therefor separated from God. In order to be able to be with him for an eternity we have to be born again. We need to see our need for a savior and repent. That means turn away from our sin and towards Jesus. When we truly repent, our sin is given to Jesus and his righteousness is given to us and we now stand justified in God's sight. It's such a wonderful exchange and proof of his love for us! I love Jesus and I want to give him all the glory for what he did for me! He is alive indeed! Love your blog, Shawni!