Next week is what many in the Christian world refer to as “Holy Week”, the week leading up to Easter and an opportunity to reflect on the last week of the Savior’s life leading up to the very first Easter. As part of commemorating that sacred event, the First Presidency has released the following message:
At this Easter season, we gratefully commemorate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We joyfully proclaim and solemnly testify that because of Jesus Christ, we will all live again.
Central to God’s eternal plan is the mission of His Son, Jesus Christ. He came to redeem God’s children. Through the Savior’s Atonement, resurrection and immortality became a reality for all and eternal life became a possibility for all who would qualify. Jesus declared:
“I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die” (John 11:25–26).
Thanks be to God for the Atonement of Jesus Christ and for His gift of resurrection!
Along with that message is an invitation to join in the Church’s Easter initiative, which provides resources and suggestions for making your Holy Week something truly special; culminating, not only in the Easter holiday itself, but also in the April 2021 sessions of general conference.
Here is the video that launched the initiative on March 14:
Visit the Church’s Easter Initiative website to explore all the available resources to enhance your study and reflection during Holy Week. This includes downloads and resources that can be shared through social media or directly with friends and family.
It also includes the “Become Experience”, an online learning experience that explores some of the insights and events from the last week of Christ’s life. You can launch the experience by CLICKING HERE.
This coming week is an opportunity to worship privately and share publicly what the Savior means to us. Hopefully these resources can help contribute to that effort.