The message of easter is one that should fill every heart with joy. It at least does that for us. Christ was chosen before the world was made so that everyone would have the chance to make it back to our Heavenly Father. He lived a life that if completely understood would lead any honest man to desire to become more like him in every way. On top of His example in living was His example in sacrifice even unto death. Our message to the world and to the norwegian people is that through him we will live again and through our own personal sacrifice we can become sanctified and return to our Heavenly Fathers presence.
We too were called before in the council of Heaven. We have been called because our Heavenly Father needs us to serve His children right now! No one questioned Christ's commitment. Can we say the same for us? President Joseph Fielding Smith in talking about the savior said:
" If we fully appreciated the many blessings which are ours through the redemption made for us, there is nothing that the Lord could ask of us that we would not anxiously and willingly do."
Well God is asking us to work hard, be obedient, and make sure His children make it home safely. I know we can do it. We challenge each one of you to think about the lessons learned in conference, to apply them, and to really try to appreciate more what Christ actually did for us through our actions and our faith. May God bless you and those you serve as you do so.
- Elder Whetten and Elder Jones