Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Celebrating Easter

Easter is coming! 
It's the celebration of the greatest event 
that ever occurred upon the earth, 
and like Ammon I find myself thinking,
“Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord?
Yea, who can say too much of his great power,
and of his mercy,
and of his long-suffering towards the children of men?
Behold, I say unto you,
I cannot say the smallest part which I feel”
(Alma 26:16).

Jesus Christ is the Good News! and what is the Good News
Jesus Christ saved me and you from eternal misery. (See 2 Nephi 9:8-9). 
I know how awful I feel when times are bad, 
when I do things wrong, when I’m in pain, when I’m sorrowing. 
I’ve tasted misery enough to know I don’t like it. 
But I’ve only tasted misery a bite at a time. 
But without the Atonement of Jesus Christ 
I’d have to live in all the misery there is,
and only in misery, 
forever with no possibility of escape. 

Misery weighs on me, eats at me, saps my strength, hurts me deep! 
But because of my Savior, 
I not only can escape misery, 
I can be helped through the “tastes” of misery that I’m forced to “imbibe” 
while in mortality. 
Like I said, “Who can glory too much in the Lord?” 
I know I can’t say enough, 
and so as Easter approaches I’m going to glory in Him every day. 
And today I'm glorying in the fact that my Redeemer 
loved me enough 
to save me from eternal misery.

1 comment:

Wendi said...

I'm so thankful for the Atonement. I could not make it through a day without that gift. :)