This Easter season, may we always remember the sacred name, the life and the resurrection of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Moreover, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following message for the 2017 Easter season:
At this Easter season, we remember with immense gratitude the sacrifices of our Savior in Gethsemane and on Calvary’s cross. No mere mortal can comprehend the full import of what Christ did for us in Gethsemane. His suffering there caused Him to “tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit” (Doctrine and Covenants 19:18). Following the agony of Gethsemane, the Savior’s wounded body was nailed to a cross on Calvary’s hill. He was mocked and cursed and derided. When merciful death came, His body was gently placed in a borrowed tomb. He had passed beneath all things so that He might save all things.
Three days later, angels declared to the weeping Mary Magdalene: “He is not here, but is risen” (Luke 24:6). With these words, the most glorious, comforting, and reassuring of all events of human history was announced — the Savior’s victory over death. The pain and agony of Gethsemane and Calvary were wiped away. The salvation of mankind was secured. The Fall of Adam was reclaimed.
At this Easter season, we solemnly testify that our Savior was resurrected and that He lives again. As a result, each of God’s children will receive the Savior’s gift of immortality. And those who follow the Savior’s teachings and receive the gospel’s saving ordinances will be blessed with life eternal.
Thomas S. Monson
Henry B. Eyring
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The Prince of Peace: Find Lasting Peace through Jesus Christ – Easter Message
Furthermore, members worldwide has joined the Church’s #PRINCEofPEACE campaign that draws each one of us to learn more about the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As you watch this 2017 Easter video (in Tagalog language), you may also visit mormon.org for additional resources.
Noong araw, tinawag ng propetang si Isaias si Cristo na Pangulo ng Kapayapaan. Bagama’t hindi Siya namuno kailanman sa isang hukbo sa mundo, ang mga tagumpay ni Jesucristo ang pinakadakila sa lahat—ginapi niya ang kasalanan at kamatayan para sa ating lahat. Paano ka nakasumpong ng kapayapaan nang malaman mo ang ginawa Niya para sa iyo? #PANGULOngKAPAYAPAANhttp://www.mor.mn/9kMU
Posted by Mormon.org on Saturday, April 8, 2017
This Easter, will you share with others how Christ brings peace to your life? Don’t forget to add #PrinceOfPeace at the end of your social media posts.
The theme for the #PrinceOfPeace initiative comes from Isaiah 9: 6.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9: 6
In addition, Mormon.org also released some downloadable resources which members can use to invite others to “come unto Christ” in this Easter season.
The Prince of Peace video is available in 33 languages and accompanies other videos that talk about the eight principles of peace: faith, God’s word, compassion, gratitude, prayer, forgiveness, repentance and hope.