First Presidency Shares 2017 Easter Message

  • 11 April 2017

The Christus statue in the North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

“At this Easter season, we solemnly testify that our Savior was resurrected and that He lives again.” —The First Presidency

The First Presidency released the following Easter message today:

At this Easter season, we remember with immense gratitude the sacrifices of our Savior in Gethsemane and on Calvary’s cross. No mere mortal can comprehend the full import of what Christ did for us in Gethsemane. His suffering there caused Him to “tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit” (D&C 19:18). Following the agony of Gethsemane, the Savior’s wounded body was nailed to a cross on Calvary’s hill. He was mocked and cursed and derided. When merciful death came, His body was gently placed in a borrowed tomb. He had passed beneath all things so that He might save all things.

At this Easter season, we solemnly testify that our Savior was resurrected and that He lives again. As a result, each of God’s children will receive the Savior’s gift of immortality. And those who follow the Savior’s teachings and receive the gospel’s saving ordinances will be blessed with life eternal.

Thomas S. Monson
Henry B. Eyring
Dieter F. Uchtdorf