Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter...

I spent much of Easter Sunday reflecting on the great love of my Savior Jesus Christ. I wanted share some of what has been in my heart the past little while. A few years ago I was at a stake conference and I had the beautiful experience of having my testimony of the Christ strengthened. I was overwhelmed by the reality of Jesus Christ and His love and mission. I have always a testimony of this, but I will never forget the feelings of that day. Without a shadow of a doubt, I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He lived a perfect life without sin. And because of His great love for me, He took upon Himself my sins, my pains, my sufferings. That is so incredible! He was crucified and died upon the cross. But that was not the end! I know that after that terrible Friday came that glorious Sunday. On the third day He was resurrected. The tomb was empty. He was not there, for He was risen. I have a strong testimony that this did indeed happen. I have a great love for Jesus Christ and I am so thankful for His sacrifice and atonement. I love this time of year to focus on Him and His beautiful gospel.

Last week I had the opportunity to sing O Divine Redeemer. It is one of my favorites. I don't know if I was able to truly express what was in my heart like I wanted to, but I was very grateful for the opportunity. Here is a little clip of that song while I was working on it at my lesson.

Happy Easter!


Kristin said...

So beautiful Carli! I wish I could have been there in person to hear it; I love to listen to you sing. Thanks for recording it!

Rochelle said...

I don't think anyone can help but feel as you feel when you express your heartfelt feelings - whether in song, or in words.