Christ’s friends mourned His death, not realizing the glorious resurrection that would occur on Sunday. We know that through Jesus Christ, the sorrow of death can be replaced with joy as all will be resurrected and live again.
How does this wonderful promise bring you hope, even through the challenges of mortality?
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
We can imagine how Jesus’s friends, who had followed Him and ministered to Him, felt upon witnessing His death. We know that “they mourned and wept.” On the day of the Crucifixion, not knowing what would happen on Sunday, they must have been overwhelmed by distress, wondering how they would go on without their Lord. …
President Nelson has taught: “Death is a necessary component of our eternal existence. No one knows when it will come, but it is essential to God’s great plan of happiness. Thanks to the Atonement of the Lord, eventual resurrection is a reality and eternal life is a possibility for all humankind.”
Sister Reyna I. Aburto