Monday, April 5, 2010

He Is Not Here

In many ways, Easter is a greater time to remember and celebrate the birth and life of Christ. With the Passover, the actual season of Christ's birth and death, Spring comes. New life begins as a reminder of Christ's life and purpose.

With each year, the holidays become more special for me. 2010's Easter Sunday was the best, yet. I got ready for Conference and opened Jenn's basket of Easter goodies that she got for me (thanks Jenn!). Spencer picked me up and we went to conference. For any Christian faith, President Monson's talk was the perfect Easter talk. I needed to hear it (just as I did for every talk given this year) and I left conference even more grateful.

After reading about Christ's last days on earth, The Passover and everything I could think of that happens during this season, I wanted to make this day more meaningful. Spencer and I made an Easter dinner after General Conference and he surprised me with my favorite gift: a plant. It was perfect and I took it with me to dinner with my Easter basket from Jenn. :)

I'm sure you could guess why Spencer gave me that as an Easter gift. I'll see it every morning and remember. I'll remember that, because of all that He did, I can live again. I can live again with everyone I love--with my family. Yesterday was a special day and I am grateful for this beautiful time of year to remember Christ and what He has done for me, my family and the world.

Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the a sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.