Preparing For Easter
With Easter coming next month, President Cannon, our mission president, focused our Idaho Nampa Mission Quarterly Zone Conference of March 13, 2014 on the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
Our Savior Jesus Christ, in His perfected, resurrected body, has chosen to retain the wounds of the Crucifixion in His hands and in His feet and in His side. He has chosen these to be the symbols of His Messianic mission. The reason He carries these symbols in His hands, feet, and side is evidence that there is sacrifice involved in serving God, our Eternal Father.
We will not have the Savior's pain. We will not have His sorrow. Only He could and only He did feel that degree. But the symbolism matters, and we are asked not to ask to get by without paying at least some little piece of that price.
As Christians, our message to the world is that Jesus died for our sins and that we might be victorious over physical death. He was the first to rise from the dead that first Easter morning and we will also rise from the dead to have our bodies and spirits reunited forever.
Christ is the Resurrected Lord.
Teach The Atonement Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Missionary Training Center Provo, Utah 2000
We love God, our Eternal Father. We love Jesus Christ, our personal Savior. We love the Holy Ghost who testifies to us of the Father and the Son.