The Greatest Event in History

The greatest events of history are those that affect the greatest number of people for the longest periods. By this standard, no event could be more important to individuals or nations than the resurrection of the Master.

The literal resurrection of every soul who has lived and died on earth is a certainty, and surely one should make careful preparation for this event. A glorious resurrection should be the goal of every man and woman, for resurrection will be a reality.
— President Ezra Taft Benson

I love the doctrine of the resurrection. This sacred blessing of the Atonement often takes a backseat to the Savior's power to forgive our sins, but remove resurrection from the Plan of Salvation and all would be lost. Being universal and free for all humanity makes it no less profound. While I haven’t dealt with particularly devastating health problems nor been uniquely impacted by the cruelty of death, resurrection is an anchor of hope in my daily life. Believing that life continues after death is becoming less and less popular, while the challenges facing modern man make this belief as relevant and comforting as ever.

I have not physically witnessed the resurrected Lord, but I believe the testimonies of those who have. There are many, both ancient and modern. I believe that I will one day meet my Savior, having been raised from the grave by His power to be judged of Him according to my works. I am trying to live each day true to these facts. These are bold claims—that our existence continues beyond this life and that our actions in this life determine our eternity. If these are true, and I believe they are, we must respond accordingly! I cannot think of any better way to live than believing that every single life, past, present and future, has eternal worth.


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