Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! He has been called King of Kings, the Savior and Redeemer of mankind. He is the only Begotten Son of God, who through his atonement, crucifixion and resurrection, conquered sin and death for all of mankind. He did this so we may live together in perfection and purity with our Heavenly Father again. He offered himself, a perfect sinless soul, so we would not have to endure the pain. He did this because of a pure love he has for us all.
My first job as an instrumental music teacher was an eye-opening experience. I taught 4th through 8th graders in a small district. I was the only instrumental music teacher in the school, which meant I had no one to collaborate with. The program was in its infancy and I was hired in the hopes of building it up from ground level.
I used to love when the mail would come. I’d race to the mailbox to see if any letters were in it for me. I had a pen-pal when I was young and we used to exchange stories back and forth for years on end.
Everyone loves a good love story—one that tugs at the heart strings and makes you hold your honey a little closer. So when a love story comes along that bridges the gap between this life and the next, it’s worth telling. It’s not simply a story about the happily-ever-after between two sweethearts—it confirms the happily-forever-after that is promised to us all.
I remember a beautiful story told by a sister missionary about the generous nature of strangers. While serving in a foreign country, she was struggling to find the right currency to use at a postage stamp machine. The bills she had would not take, and she was getting frustrated with herself and the process. On top of that, there was a line behind her of patrons who were trying to be patient with the wait. She was ready to give up.