If I’m telling the truth, Easter is my favorite holiday of the whole year. There is no tree, or presents, no parties, no cards to send, and pretty much no stress — at least for me. All we have to worry about is celebrating the Atonement of Jesus Christ, the glorious resurrection, and the perfect plan of our Heavenly Father. The Bulgarians call it “Великден” (Velik Den), or The Great Day. I love that, because it really is the greatest of all days.
Today as I was doing my Come Follow Me study, I read Doctrine & Covenants 138, which is Joseph F. Smith’s great vision of the Christ organizing the spirit world for the preaching of the gospel. Verse 50 was particularly meaningful to me this time, it reads, “For the dead had looked upon the long absence of their spirits from their bodies as a bondage.” As I wrote in my Good Friday post, we were ransomed by Jesus Christ — our bodies will be freed from the earth and elements to be reunited with our spirits. The scriptures teach us this will bring us joy. Continue reading