Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from our family to yours.

I am so grateful for the Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that He lives and that through Him, we also will live again after we die. As I have lost many loved ones to death (and know that eventually all those whom I love will die,) the knowledge of the resurrection brings peace and joy to my soul.

Nearly 100 years before the birth of Christ, a prophet named Amulek testified of Christ, of His divine mission, and of the resurrection:

40 And he shall come into the aworld to bredeem his people; and he shall ctake upon him the transgressions of those who believe on his name; and these are they that shall have eternal life, and salvation cometh to none else.
41 Therefore the wicked remain as though there had been ano redemption made, except it be the loosing of the bands of death; for behold, the day cometh that ball shall rise from the dead and stand before God, and be cjudged according to their works.
42 Now, there is a death which is called a temporal death; and the death of Christ shall loose the abands of this temporal death, that all shall be raised from this temporal death.
43 The spirit and the body shall be areunited again in its bperfect form; both limb and joint shall be restored to its proper frame, even as we now are at this time; and we shall be brought to stand before God, cknowing even as we know now, and have a bright drecollection of all our eguilt.
44 Now, this restoration shall come to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, both the wicked and the righteous; and even there shall not so much as a hair of their heads be lost; but every thing shall be arestored to its perfect frame, as it is now, or in the body, and shall be brought and be arraigned before the bar of Christ the Son, and God the bFather, and the Holy Spirit, which is cone Eternal God, to be djudged according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.-- Alma 11


Today was my first day in a new assignment at church; I'll be working with the children of our congregation each week and learning from them as I strive to teach them about Christ. We read scriptures from the New Testament together about the death and resurrection of Jesus. I was touched by the words to a song that we sang towards the end of the meeting:

"Did Jesus really live again, after He had died? Oh yes, and so shall I!" (Children's Songbook, pg. 64) What a blessing to have that knowledge and have your life influenced by it. He is our Savior and Redeemer.

16 comments:

cellista said...

Great pictures! Happy Easter!

Jeannetta said...

Thank you for your testimony.
Beautiful children you have there:)

Kim said...

And you said the pictures didn't go well. Ha! They're great! Aren't you glad it only takes 1/2 a second of cute "Cheese" faces to make your family look good. I'm always surprised after a horrific photo shoot to find at least a couple beautiful shots captured.

Love your testimony, I've known you were destined for the primary for a long time, too bad it wasn't during a time I could have enjoyed your company. :)

Erika said...

I'm coming out of a commenting hibernation just to tell you how beautiful your family is and how much I love those pictures! Did you & Jared take them? They're gorgeous!!
Everyone looks so happy, wonderful, precious... I miss you so much!! I don't know if I can wait until Thanksgiving to see you!!

Jaye said...

These pictures are cute!

(Bronwen's dress was my favorite that I saw yesterday.) Shhh don't tell anyone ;)

Grammy said...

Such cute pictures - I agree with Erika - what a BEAUTIFUL family!

Melissa said...

Happy Easter! Thanks for your wonderful words!

Scrappy said...

Oh, I love those pictures! What adorable kids!

Angela said...

Everyone looks simply beautiful on Easter-

Sonja said...

I too, am grateful that you shared your testimony.

The pictures are wonderful! What a beautiful family. Can't wait to see that new little girl. :)

Judy Stohl said...

I love the pictures - miss you!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Michal, I hope you and the clan had a wonderful Easter.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Happy Easter!

(Did they make you Primary President?)

Michal said...

2nd counselor. and i'm serving with some good friends who are great women. i am really looking forward to it.

Keli and Mike said...

Your pictures are darling! Are you excited to be in Primary? I love being in there, it's so much fun!!

Mary said...

Cute pics!! I love Bronwen....she stole my heart at my brothers wedding!! You need to send her to me!! Love you guys!!