Easter Sunday

by - 9:42:00 PM


We love Easters at our house. 
Sadly Lady is breaking what seems like 14 teeth at once, so we dressed her up, snapped a picture (snotty nose, tear filled eyes and all), and put her to bed. I then trekked off to teach the Sunbeams. 

I love Cadbury Eggs, Reeces Bunnies, and Starburst Jelly Beans as much as (probably more, if we're being truthful) the next person. But, today in Primary we sang "If the Savior Stood Beside Me" and I was in tears for the duration of the song. The third verse struck me especially hard, 

"He is always near me, though I do not see Him there,
And because He loves me dearly,
I am in His watchful care,
So I’ll be the kind of person that I know I’d like to be
if I could see the Savior standing nigh watching over me.
I will be the kind of person that I know I’d like to be
if I could see the Savior standing nigh watching over me."

I tried to explain to the three-year-olds why I was so emotional. I tried to tell them that while I love the candy, the idea of the magical bunny, and the basketball tournament that was on TV when I left the apartment - my real feelings are based around my Savior (and theirs). That He lives, and that's the real magic of this holiday. 

“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. The empty tomb that first Easter morning was the answer to Job’s question, ‘If a man die, shall he live again?’ To all within the sound of my voice, I declare, If a man die, he shall live again. We know, for we have the light of revealed truth.” -- Thomas S. Monson 

How amazing it is!

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