How do you keep your Sunday sacred?
The Walburger family in the Quantico Ward loves to spend time on Sundays looking at family scrapbooks and watching “Sunday” movies.
What do you do on Sunday to help it be different from the other days of the week? Send a photo with your name and ward to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share how your Sunday is sacred.
Today is the most sacred Sunday. It is His day, the day we celebrate His greatest miracle, the day Jesus Christ was resurrected, claiming victory over death.
He is risen!
You can find a portrayal of these miraculous events here.
Ponder what Jesus Christ and His Resurrection mean to you. And then share the good news.
Today is Palm Sunday.
President Howard W. Hunter, a former prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, described the significance of this day in an address in 1993.
He said, “Today is the day the Christian world traditionally calls Palm Sunday. It is the anniversary of that momentous occasion nearly two thousand years ago when Jesus of Nazareth, the very Son of God himself, began the ultimate declaration of his divinity and entered the holy city of Jerusalem as the promised Messiah that he was.”
“Riding on a young donkey in fulfillment of Zechariah’s ancient prophecy (see Zech. 9:9), he approached the temple on a path that the jubilant crowd lined for him with palm leaves, flowering branches, and some of their own garments, thus carpeting the way properly for the passing of a king. He was their king; these were his subjects. “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they shouted. “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.” (Matt. 21:9.)”
“Of course, that path so lovingly lined was soon to lead to an upper room and then to Gethsemane. After stops at the home of Annas, the court of Caiaphas, and the Roman headquarters of Pilate, it would, of course, lead on to Calvary. But it would not end there. The path would lead to the garden tomb and the triumphant hour of resurrection that we celebrate each year on Easter Sunday, one week from today.”
What will you do today to remember our Savior’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and prepare yourself for Easter? We would love to hear from you. What makes this Sunday sacred to you? Please share a comment, share the video, or like and share this article.
Have a beautiful Palm Sunday. Enjoy your Sacred Sunday, His day.
What do the youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints think of the Sabbath day? How do they spend their time on the Sabbath? Youth from across the world share their ideas in this article.
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Did you know that keeping the Sabbath day holy can arm us with righteousness and power?
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared the following as part of the First Presidency Message in the March issue of the Ensign.
How do we arm ourselves with righteousness and power? We keep the Sabbath day holy and honor the priesthood. We make and keep sacred covenants, work on our family history, and attend the temple. We strive continuously to repent and plead with the Lord to “apply the atoning blood of Christ that we may receive forgiveness of our sins” (Mosiah 4:2). We pray and serve and testify and exercise faith in Jesus Christ.
We also arm ourselves with righteousness and power as we “treasure up in [our] minds continually the words of life” (D&C 84:85). We treasure up those words by immersing ourselves in the holy scriptures and in the words of the Lord’s chosen servants, who will share His will, mind, and voice (see D&C 68:4) during next month’s general conference.
What an incredible reminder of the importance of not only keeping the Sabbath day holy, but of all the things that can bless our lives with righteousness and power. Next month we get to hear from the Lord’s chosen servants in General Conference on April 1st and 2nd. What are you doing to prepare for that Sabbath day?