Yesterday was Easter. At church, someone commented that she felt bad that she hadn’t shared with a non-Mormon friend what Jesus means to her—specifically as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It really struck me…I wanted to express for my blog readers, for my kids, and for the blog book what Jesus Christ means to our family. For our Easter Sunday family lesson time, we watched the video at the end of this post and then shared with each other our beliefs about our Savior.
Because we know Jesus, we know that we will be together with our loved ones. It takes away fear, because we know that he died and was resurrected.
The other thing that I think when I think about Jesus is something that Jessica said in class one day in regards to repentance. The thing that is a blessing is that after we make a mistake we can get rid of that awful feeling that results by repenting. We can repent and change and be forgiven and start again.
I know Jesus is real and as we follow him, we have good things come into our lives. I’m grateful I know about him and I’m grateful I can follow him.
I know as well as I know anything that Jesus Christ is real. I know that he lived, that he was the literal Son of God, that he died for our sins and that we can be completely clean and free from sin as we practice repentance and following him. I believe that as the son of the God of the Universe he was able to work miracles when he walked the earth and that he continues to work miracles in our lives now. I am confident enough to promise that following his teachings of love, obedience, service, moral purity and honesty is the best way to find a true and lasting happiness. I know that because he actually rose from the dead, we will all live again and with our families after we leave this earth.
I think of Jesus as an example and as an amazing person who suffered for our sins, then died on the cross for us, so that we can get back to heaven and live with Heavenly Father forever. I think that is amazing because it shows how much he loves each and every one of us, that he would die for us. I think it’s amazing we can all be resurrected again because of the Plan of Salvation.
Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that he loves me and that he lives. He is my big brother and my comforter. He is perfect and he is my example. I know he suffered for our sins and that he loves everybody.
When I think of Jesus, I think of love because he’s been always loving to us. He prayed for us to go back to heaven. He was nice to everyone and set a perfect example for us. I think it was great that the last words he said was “Forgive them”. It just means that even though they killed him, he’s not mad at them.
I know that he died for us so that we could go back to heaven. And that we could repent of what we have done, like hitting brothers or doing mean stuff.
Please bless that Jesus was resurrected so that we could know him.
The following video is a link to a YouTube video of the last days of Christ’s life and his resurrection. It only contains the words of the King James New Testament and is beautiful. Please take a minute to watch the story of the true reason for Easter.