Our Easter celebration and commemoration is upon us. The glorious event pictured above is the culmination of this week. The joy of the open tomb of our resurrected Lord and Redeemer. The events leading up to it were not so pleasant.
I have written a lot of Easter posts in the past few years and have given talks about Easter on Easter in church more than once or twice. But for a couple of years I had been trying to remember where I had seen the Easter passages that really touched my heart several years ago. It was in one of our church books somewhere. I am excited that I have found it again and I love this so much. This is a talk given by Jeffery R. Holland when he was the President of Brigham Young University in 1985. I found a portion of it in his book entitled On Earth As It Is On Heaven. It was published in 1989 By Deseret Books.
The book included a portion of the talk in this anthology. The Chapter heading is I Stand All Amazed. Hmm, being the researcher in training these days I thought maybe...just maybe there is a talk online by Elder Holland with the same title. Bingo. I found it on Google is a nano second.
So I have given you a portion of his words where he is quoting a former Apostle, Elder Melvin J Ballard later on in the text.