Wicker baskets, colorful Easter eggs, and bunny shaped candy continues to fill the stores as Easter draws near. As children, we always looked forward to dying Easter eggs, searching the yard for plastic eggs filled with money and chocolate, and getting fun Easter baskets filled with goodies. And while these are all beloved childhood traditions, we wanted to take today to reflect on the real reason we celebrate Easter– that is, Jesus Christ the Savoir of the world. We celebrate His life, His death, and His triumph over the grave. Because of Him, there is no end only beginnings. Christ paid the price for our sins, died on the cross, and rose from the dead– providing a way for each of us to return and live with God and our loved ones someday.
Because of Jesus Christ we don’t have to say good-bye forever at the grave, but only for a short time. Also, because He suffered for us and for our sins, we are not alone in our trails and struggles. He knows us. He knows our pain, our sorrows, and our weakness. Without question, Hanna and I have both felt Christ’s abiding love as we have faced trails of our own; both big or small. As we have mentioned before, Hanna and I are perfectionist in almost everything we do– it is sometimes more of a weakness than a strength. We’ve always know the kind of women we wanted to be and we’re constantly striving for it, but we are only human. There are times when we loose our tempers; when other things gain precedence over our family; when we’re not as loving as we should be; or when we’ve made wrong decisions. We’re constantly falling short, but because of Christ’s great sacrifice there is no end to how many times we can start again.
This Easter we invite you to share the blessing that are yours each and every day because of Jesus Christ. Share with us through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by commenting below using the #BecauseofHim. We challenge you to remember the Savior in your Easter celebrations this year and allow His life and His ultimate sacrifice to help you start again and work miracles in your life. We only say this because we know it to be true. We have experienced it in our own lives, and it has brought more hope, joy, love, and happiness then we ever thought possible. We look forward to your thoughts this week as we prepare for Easter!
You can learn more about Jesus Christ, His atoning sacrifice and His resurrection at mormon.org/becauseofhim.