Saturday, April 23, 2011

Divine Surprise

It's no wonder that Easter happens when it does. Only after a seemingly endless Winter, does the flower bloom and grow. I don't believe this to be a coincidence. Take the Easter egg for example. It is an ancient symbol for new life and, as I discovered, also represents Christ's emergence from the tomb and resurrection. It has been said that on Easter day, the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer. A new birth. A new life. That is what Easter represents. It is the triumph of life over death.

Thomas S. Monson said this, "Our Savior lived again. The most glorious, comforting and reassuring of all events of human history had taken place - the victory over death. The pain and agony of Gethsemane and Calvary had been wiped away. The salvation of mankind had been secured. The Fall of Adam had been reclaimed.

"No words in Christendom mean more to me than those spoken by the angel to the weeping Mary Magdalene and the other Mary when, on the first day of the week, they approached the tomb to care for the body of their Lord. Spoke the Angel:

Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is RISEN."

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