“What mortal being, faced with the loss of a loved one or, indeed, standing himself or herself on the threshold of infinity, has not pondered what lies beyond the veil which separates the seen from the unseen?

“If there is a design in this world in which we live, there must be a Designer. Who can behold the many wonders of the universe without believing that there is a design for all mankind? Who can doubt that there is a Designer?

“Over the years I have heard and read testimonies too numerous to count, shared with me by individuals who testify of the reality of the Resurrection and who have received, in their hours of greatest need, the peace and comfort promised by the Savior.

“My beloved brothers and sisters, in our hour of deepest sorrow, we can receive profound peace from the words of the angel that first Easter morning: “He is not here: for he is risen.”

He is risen!  He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice.
He has burst his three days’ prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered; man is free.
Christ has won the victory!

“As one of His special witnesses on earth today, this glorious Easter Sunday, I declare that this is true.”

Thomas S. Monson
President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Read President Thomas S. Monson‘s full address, “He Is Risen!“, from which the excerpt above and in the video is taken.

The scripture passages cited in the video are listed below – click on the links to see each passage in its context within the scriptures.

HE WAS BETRAYED
Matthew 26
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DENIED
Luke 22
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ACCUSED
Mark 15
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BOUND
Mark 15
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REJECTED
Luke 9
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SCOURGED
John 19
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MOCKED
Matthew 27
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REVILED
Matthew 27
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SPIT ON
Mark 15
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CRUCIFIED
John 19
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FORSAKEN
Matthew 27
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HE DID HIS FATHER’S WILL
Mark 14
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HE ATONED
Luke 22
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HEALED
Luke 22
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HELD HIS PEACE
Mark 14
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FORGAVE
Luke 23
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HE GAVE HIS LIFE
John 19
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HE IS RISEN
Matthew 28
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The tomb is empty and thus my life is full.  How I love Him !  And revere Him.  I strive to do His will and fail all too often.  But He picks me up, dusts me off, and helps me try again.  Surely He is the God of Love.  For He has borne my sorrows, my sins, and my grief.

I invite you, all of you, to come unto Him and enjoy His peace, His calmness in the midst of chaos and sorrow, and the warmth of His love.  Bend your knees and seek Him out.  You will feel His cleansing power.

He IS risen.

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