Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 19th

April 19, 2017
From Hikari

Happy Easter Everyone!

Today in church is was wonderful! I learned the reason why we have Eggs at Easter time in Sacrament. I do not know the complete details, as usual, but the gist is....

There was a civilization long ago that worshiped the sun. And eggs, they believed had a little sun inside of them. Which we know to be the yoke. But they liked the symbolism of the egg yoke being a sun. And when you see an egg, and feel an egg. It is kind of like a stone/rock. So when a chick breaks out of its shell, it symbolizes Christ exiting the tomb! 

I thought it was so cool, the analogy made so much sense! Truly because of the Savior there is no death! What a miracle! For many people, they believe God to be unjust, and wonder why there is suffering in the world. 

Well the answer to that, is that God is JUST, and MERCIFUL ;) He loves us so much that He gave us His Son! Think of it, your own child! And through Christ we can live again. The pain that comes from losing a loved one, it can be healed! There is a Plan, and because of that Plan, we can see our loved ones who have passed away. In Alma 7:11-12  and 1 Corinthians 15 Christ`s Resurrection is highlighted perfectly! So why does Christ matter, it is Because of Him, that everyone can live again!

Askew Shimai is half Japanese and half American. She was valedictorian at her school, and is skilled in Japanese. She is going to be the next Sister Training Leader, and is one of the most patient people I know. She is from Georgia and did gymnastics growing up for a little bit. She keeps up with me when biking too!  She has a sibling serving in Sapporo Japan! 

She is a hard worker, and deserves all the free time she can get!

Much love to you all! Thank you for your prayers and thoughts! I am thinking of you as well!

I am honored to be a member and a missionary here in Japan!

Freed Shimai 

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