Thursday, April 21, 2011

"He is Not Here, But is Risen"

Well, Easter's coming up.  Easter is awesome!  We get a chance, with all of our Christian brothers and sisters, to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.  I am grateful to know of the reality of this event nearly 2,000 years ago.   Jesus Christ really did come forth from the tomb.

I love the account in Luke:

"1. Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
 2. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
 3. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
 4. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
 5. 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?
 6. He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee" (Luke 24:1-6 italics added)

What really impresses me is how these women respond to the message from this heavenly messenger.  The scripture continues to say that "they remembered his words"(v. 8).  What a great example we can take from that!  We all can have experiences like these women.  We might not see an angel, but we can hear the Holy Ghost bear witness to us that Jesus Christ is our savior and He "is risen"!  I hope that when we feel this witness from the Holy Ghost we can "remember his words" and keep them in our hearts.  We should then remember the words of Christ and do our best to keep His commandments and live His gospel.

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