Today the Darkness of Mourning is vanquished forever by the Light of Easter Morning!
Death is conquered. Man is free! Christ hath won the victory!
At the very first sign of day, before first light, came women to wash and dress the body of their beloved master. They discovered the heavy stone had been rolled away from the tomb, and two men – heavenly messengers – guarding the place, and announcing;
Come, See the place where he was lain. He is not here, for he is risen!
And they ran and told the disciples, and Mary Magdalene also came – only to discover his tomb desecrated, and his body stolen away! Imagine her shock, and despair.
While the others run to get help and tell the news, Mary Magdalene stays at the tomb, weeping. But she is not alone. A man whom she assumes is a gardener approaches, and asks her why she is weeping. Her tears abruptly stop, as he addresses her by name.
And she recognizes his voice.
Imagine that moment.
The universal resurrection became a reality with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Matt. 27:52–53). On the third day after His death and burial, Jesus came forth out of the tomb. He appeared to several men and women, and then to the assembled Apostles…
The possibility that a mortal who has died will be brought forth and live again in a resurrected body has awakened hope and stirred controversy through much of recorded history. Relying on clear scriptural teachings, Latter-day Saints join in affirming that Christ has “broken the bands of death” (Mosiah 16:7) and that “death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Cor. 15:54; see also Morm. 7:5; Mosiah 15:8; Mosiah 16:7–8; Alma 22:14)…
As Jesus taught, “Because I live, ye shall live also” (John 14:19).
In our eternal journey, the resurrection is the mighty milepost that signifies the end of mortality and the beginning of immortality.”
– Dallin H. Oaks, Resurrection, General Conference April 2000
He is Risen! Let The Whole Wide Earth Rejoice!
Happy Easter Everyone! – MoSop