Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Two Faces of Easter

Today, since it is Easter, I thought I would share with you two of my most favorite testimonies of Jesus Christ and what he did for all mankind.  

The hymn I Believe in Christ is one of my favorite hymns.  There is no way I can not feel the Holy Ghost when hearing these declarations.

"I believe in Christ; he is my King!
With all my heart to him I'll sing;
I'll raise my voice in praise and joy,
In grand amens my tongue employ.
I believe in Christ he is God's Son.
On earth to dwell his soul did come.
He healed the sick; the dead he raised.
Good works were his; his name be praised.

I believe in Christ; oh, blessed name!
As Mary's Son he came to reign
'Mid mortal men, his earthly kin,
To save them from the woes of sin.
I believe in Christ; who marked the path,
Who did gain all his Father hath,
Who said to men: "Come follow me, 
That ye, my friends, with God may be."

I believe in Christ, my Lord my God!
My feet he plants on gospel sod.
I'll worship him with all my might;
He is the source of truth and light.
I believe in Christ; he ransoms me.
From Satan's grasp he sets me free,
And I shall live with joy and love
In his eternal courts above.

I believe in Christ; he stands supreme!
From him I'll gain my fondest dream;
And while I strive through grief and pain,
His voice is heard: "Ye shall obtain."
I believe in Christ; so come what may,
With him I'll stand in that great day
When on this earth he comes again
To rule among the sons of men.

~Bruce R. McConkie

Next is a video of one of the most influential testimonies of 
Jesus Christ in my life.  It is given by the same man who wrote the song above.  It is worth every minute.
Bruce R. McConkie passed away 13 days after this humble declaration.  It is a testimony I will never forget.


Yaaay for painting eggs!

Waiting patiently while Hoss checks to see if the Easter Bunny has left yet.

This is how Baby K spent most of his Easter.

I caught the girls dressing up Baby K.  He didn't seem to know what was going on.

He seems to realize it now!

Happy Easter Everyone!  Better late than never right?
I tried to upload the video of Elder McConkie's talk, but the video was too long.


  1. Nice Easter mementos! The girls are beautiful, and that son of yours is adorable! You should be so happy with such a darling family! Thanks for your testimony of Christ! When you share your grows! I too, know that he lives and I love that hymn as well! Thank you Elder McConkie! Thanks again for the post!

  2. It looks like everyone had a nice Easter, especially Kenson! Wonderful declaration of the risen Christ, the reason we celebrate this holiday.


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