Today is the most joyous day of the entire year! This day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior--which means that we too will be resurrected and live again. But it is so much more than that. Because He lived, suffered, and died for us we can change.
If Jesus Christ had never performed the Atonement,we would be stuck for eternity in a place where there could be not change, no growth. Think about that for a moment. Think of how awful you feel when you have done something wrong. Think of the pain you feel when a loved one dies and you are separated. Think of how miserable you are when overcome with the discouragement, dismay, and sadness that are part of a telestial world. All of those negative feelings would be the state you would live in eternally if it had not been for Jesus Christ.
But because of Christ, we can have joy and happiness and love and peace and ALL that is good. Because of Jesus Christ we can live eternally with God and escape all the negative, evil, miserable situations and feelings that are part of mortal life.
I know that Christ lives and that He has opened the doors to eternal happiness and has shown me what I must do to pass through those doors. He is my Savior. He is Life, and Light, and Truth. But most of all, He offers all of that to me because He is also Love.