A rarely seen painting of the resurrected Savior appearing to Mary at the garden tomb was the image chosen to accompany a special invitation to a worldwide broadcast with President Russell M. Nelson on January 16, 2018.
The painting, entitled, “Risen Hope,” by Joseph Brickey, hangs in the annex of the Salt Lake Temple, where the historic event took place that announced President Nelson as the 17th president of the Church, with President Dallin H. Oaks as his first counselor and President Henry B. Eyring as his second counselor.
In this sacred ‘House of the Lord’, with the backdrop of the risen Savior bearing personal witness to Mary, President Nelson emphasized the need to focus on Jesus Christ.
“Your commitment to follow the Savior by making covenants with Him and then keeping those covenants will open the door to every spiritual blessing and privilege available to men, women, and children everywhere,” he said.
Every spiritual blessing and privilege. Those are the promises from a prophet if we choose to follow the Savior on a covenant path. In a world of uncertainty, heartache, and challenges, Jesus Christ is our hope.