Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter thoughts

Last night we had an adult meeting for church (at stake conference). As they started the meeting and one of the presidency members spoke, he quoted my favorite hymn, I Stand All Amazed then we watched the Lamb of God. With all my funky moods lately and combined that with sleeping through General Conference ( I REALLY tried to stay awake... really, really tried) I knew Easter was coming up but hadn't really given it much thought. So as we're watching this movie about the last week of the Savior's life... it totally hit me. I'm ashamed to admit that the true meaning of Easter this year, well, I hadn't really thought about how we're celebrating the Atonement and Resurrection this weekend. I have always known (at least for the last 11 years) why we celebrate Easter but THIS year, THIS weekend, THIS celebration, THIS is why I get to have my Brooklyn with me, it's why I know that I get to have her for Eternity, If Christ hadn't Atoned, or Resurrected, we would not be able to live forever either, we wouldn't have been sealed together for Time and all Eternity. This weekend, the meaning hit me so hard last night. I get her forever because of what happened just over 2000 years ago. I am so thankful for my Savior, my Heavenly Father for sending Jesus Christ down here. I'm thankful for Christ being willing to give of himself, to be able to withstand all he did so that we can be forgiven, that the gap between us and our perfect Father in Heaven was bridged by His Son so that we can live forever.

6 comments:

Clark Family said...

For once I not going to be sarcastic, that was beautiful and touching Tracy.

kimmesservy said...

What a wonderful beautiful testimony! Thank you! You are so sweet!

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

I had to speak on Easter Sunday and during my talk, I suddenly realized that EVERY blessing I've EVER been given is because of the Atonement. It's nice knowing that the Lord has given us beautiful children and incredible husbands for keeps. They are always ours.

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

Oh, and don't feel bad about your vacation from mothering. Trust me, the things I could tell you about the past 10 weeks at our house would make you feel like mother of the year!!

Amy said...

Easter almost passed me by this year as well. It was actually trying to explain to Julia the reason for Easter in 2-year-old terms that brought it around. I love that the gospel in it's most simple degree has such amazing blessings. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing your gigantic spiritual muscles :)

Southern Princess said...

Tracy - That was a spectacular testimony. I am always in awe of your faith. It has inspired me on so many occasions. That beautiful soul of yours is such a blessing to those of us lucky enough to know you. I miss you girl!