Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! Walk the path Christ walked by studying about Easter week. Today, we learn more about the crucifixion and how the symbol of the cross can remind us of Christ’s eternal sacrifice.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?—Matthew 27:46
“This was the cross, the instrument of his torture, the terrible device designed to destroy the Man of Peace, the evil recompense for his miraculous work of healing the sick, of causing the blind to see, of raising the dead. This was the cross on which he hung and died on Golgotha’s lonely summit. We cannot forget that. We must never forget it, for here our Savior, our Redeemer, the Son of God, gave himself a vicarious sacrifice for each of us.”—Gordon B. Hinckley
This Day in Church History
1840: Orson Hyde leaves Commerce (Nauvoo), Illinois, for his mission to Jerusalem.
1975: President Spencer W. Kimball rededicates the renovated Arizona Temple (later the Mesa Arizona Temple).
1993: Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicates the Asian country of Mongolia for the preaching of the gospel.
How can remembering the cross bring us closer to Christ?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.