On that first Easter morning, said the First Presidency in their annual Easter message, Peter and John ran with alarm to the empty tomb, while Mary Magdalene gazed with concern into the open sepulcher.

"We join with you in an expression of humble gratitude for His willing sacrifice and pray the blessings of heaven will attend us all."This painting by Robert T. Barrett emphasizes how the "confusion and dismay" following His death soon turned to joy when the Resurrected Lord appeared to those so dear to Him.