Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday Will Come!


I love this holiday! Not only do I love the fun of Easter eggs, candy, and REALLY good Russian food, I love the infinite message of hope in this holiday. Of all celebrations, Easter is the ultimate celebration of triumph. On this day, we celebrate our Savior, Jesus Christ, who triumphed over death and paved the way for our exaltation. What a glorious feat he accomplished that day so long ago, something that I'm sure I will continue to strive to understand fully for the rest of my life.

I am reminded of one of my favorite talks from General Conference in 2006, entitled "Sunday Will Come" by Joseph B. Wirthlin. Elder Wirthlin spoke of the dark times in our lives, and how we can compare that (in a much smaller way) to the difficulty of the Savior's final days on earth. Even in those darkest hours, we can have the reassurance that "Sunday will come," just as it did for the Lord of all.

Here is my favorite excerpt from that powerful testimony:

"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."

P.S. - Listen to the whole talk here.


Holly said...

Thanks for sharing this message, Megs! :)

PS We need to finish our phone conversation and really catch up sometime this week! Love you!

Jeff said...

Those are some great thoughts to commemorate Easter. Thanks for sharing, I'll have to listen to the talk sometime.