“He is not here: for he is risen.” —Matthew 28:6
“Dear brothers and sisters, when our sons were very young, I told them bedtime stories about beagle puppies and hummed bedtime hymns, including “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.” Sometimes I playfully changed the words: Now it’s time to go to sleep—hallelujah. Usually, our sons fell asleep quickly; or at least they knew if I thought they were asleep, I would stop singing. Today, I joyfully sing, “Alleluia.” The song of our risen Savior’s redeeming love celebrates the harmony of covenants (that connect us to God and to each other) and the Atonement of Jesus Christ (that helps us put off the natural man and woman and yield to the enticings of the Holy Spirit).” —Gerrit W. Gong
This Day in LDS History
1853: J. Golden Kimball, later a colorful folk hero and one of the First Presidents of the Seventy, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1878: Orrin Porter Rockwell, a bodyguard of Joseph Smith and a Utah folk hero, dies in Salt Lake City at the age of 65. At the time of his death, he had been a member of the Church longer than anyone at that time, having been baptized shortly after the Church was organized.
1974: The Belfast Ireland Stake, the first stake in Ireland, is organized.