Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easters

“I think that of all the days since the beginning of this world’s history, that Friday was the darkest. But the doom of that day did not endure. The despair did not linger because on Sunday, the resurrected Lord burst the bonds of death. He ascended from the grave and appeared gloriously triumphant as the Savior of all mankind. And in an instant the eyes that had been filled with ever-flowing tears dried. The lips that had whispered prayers of distress and grief now filled the air with wondrous praise, for Jesus the Christ, the Son of the living God, stood before them as the firstfruits of the Resurrection, the proof that death is merely the beginning of a new and wondrous existence. Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come.” –Joseph B. Wirthlin

Read the whole talk.

And/or watch a video excerpt.

Beautiful :)


shirley elizabeth said...

I love you for posting this. Beautiful. Thanks.

The Ballard Family said...

I so loved reading that. Easter is my favorite. FAVORITE! And now that is my favorite. FAVORITE!
And I am a nerd. NERD!
Okay, seriously, though, I am too excited about this holiday weekend. Clearly.
I do love that quote/talk. Now I fully intend to use it as part of our Easter Celebration.
Well done.