If Christ lived after death, so shall men, each one taking his place in the next world for which he is best fitted. Since love is as eternal as life, the message of the resurrection is the most comforting, the most glorifying ever given to man; for when death takes a loved one from us, In an unusual way, I experienced a glimpse of our Savior’s sacrifice of love for me. While in Jerusalem on Christmas Eve, my wife and I visited several of the sites where the Savior walked and taught. The agony suffered by the Savior brought deep sorrow to us as we stood in the dungeon below the palace of Caiaphas. It was there that our Lord was flogged and scourged. We saw the chain holes in the wall. With tears we sang “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief.” He was so alone amongst vile perpetrators. With heavy hearts we prayed for courage to be His worthy servants.
Shortly thereafter, we visited the empty Garden Tomb. The words from the scriptures “He is not here: for he is risen”[ Matt. 28:6.] resounded through our hearts.
Excerpt from Elder Robert K. Dellenbach’s October 2002 General Conference Address, Sacrifice Brings Forth the Blessings of Heaven. Elder Robert K. Dellenbach was a Member Of The First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. View Elder Robert K. Dellenbach’s full address here.