Dec 25, 2008

Thoughts on 2008 LDS Christmas Devotional

After a few fun activities today (games and games again haha), we sat together as a family and listened to the faith-promoting words of the living prophets. They emphasized the real meaning of Christmas, a great time of the year for us to rejoice and honor the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ.

I love Henry B. Eyring's talk especially that he quoted one of my favorite verses in The Book of Mormon. It is Mosiah Ch. 3 verse 19 and I quote "For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father".

I believe that it is very important for us to remember and cherish the life and teachings of the Lord today and always. Christmas is one of my favorite events. And that I am very very grateful for the hope we have in this life and opportunity to become our best selves because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. His life is just a big source of comfort for me. He made it possible for us to return to our Heavenly Father's presence and together with our loved ones partake of eternal peace and joy.

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