Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Aunt T's Easter Texts

I am so glad that I have you.  This year we really tried to focus on the Savior, Jesus Christ and what this week, the last week of his mortal life were.  Aunt T sent us some texts every day.  It meant so much to me that she sent them and every day we talked about it.

By Minerva Teichart

She wrote:

Sunday, Day 1:  Dear family, today is the first day of what many Christians call "the Passion Week." It includes many significant historical events of the Savior's last week of life, before his resurrection on Easter Sunday, celebrated next Sunday.  Today was Palm Sunday, as described in Matthew 21:1-11.

Monday, Day 2: Christ cleansed the temple (Matthew 21:12-18). Consider Christ's actions in cleansing as it applies to our lives and homes, if He arrived would there be anything he might purge, teach, bless, heal or praise?

Tuesday, Day 3: Christ spent most of his day in the temple teaching. Some of his parables are in Matthew 21:19 - 26:16. Later that evening, he gazed over Jerusalem and said his famous lament, "how often I would have gathered you . . . but ye would not."

Wednesday, Day 4: the scriptures don't specify events on this day. It is speculated that Christ spent the day in Bethany with his apostles or disciples. I too would want to be with my loved ones on the eve of such daunting events. How blessed we are to have an eternal family. Love you all!

Thursday, Day 5: The Last Supper, where the sacrament was instituted and the Savior's suffering in Gethsemane. One of the most amazing events to me, is how Christ healed the soldier's ear and then was arrested by him. So ironic, and so charitable. 

Friday, Day 6: The crucifixion. It is thought that the Savior hung on the cross from 9 am to 3 pm.  Joseph of Arimathea arranged the tomb for Christ to be buried in. Interesting fact: Joseph of Arimathea was the Savior's uncle.
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This is your mother speaking: Easter Sunday: The resurrection.   We talked about what it means for us!  Isn't it wonderful to know that we are so loved that Jesus Christ gave His life for us so that we can go live with our Heavenly Father again?

Many things happened the last week of Jesus Christ's life.  I know He lives and loves us.  I pray that we may become more like Him.

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