Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Morn

This week I was asked to speak in Sacrament meeting today (Easter Sunday). I felt prompted to use this hymn as my starting point. I had heard it many times, but this week the real depth of it has moved me. (click the title to hear it)

That Easter Morn
hymn 198
To be sung with dignity

1. That Easter morn, a grave that burst
Proclaimed to man that “Last and First”
Had ris’n again
And conquered pain.

2. This morn renews for us that day
When Jesus cast the bonds away,
Took living breath
And conquered death.

3. Thus we in gratitude recall
And give our love and pledge our all,
Shed grateful tear
And conquer fear.

Text: Marion D. Hanks, b. 1921. © 1975 IRI
Music: Robert Cundick, b. 1926. © 1975 IRI

I believe that we as Christians spend a lot of time focused on how Christ conquered death, but we should remember that He conquered the pains and fears of life as well. I am forever grateful for His sacrifice for us.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Thank you for such an uplifting blog post. :)

For me, the thing I have the strongest testimony about is exactly what you say - how Christ conquered pain, fear, etc. I know that any time I'm feeling my absolute darkest, Christ knows exactly what I am feeling, because He has felt it Himself. And therefore I can lean on Him and depend on Him for a source of comfort and strength. I am forever grateful for the sacrifice He made, and that He can know me to such a very intimate level.

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