Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

The Prophet Isaiah saw the coming of the Saviour in vision, as did other prophets of old

10 And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.
11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
Alma 7:10-12

Mary, Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger

The Christus Statue on Temple Square in Salt Lake City
The great message of the Restored Gospel is that Jesus Christ is the son of the living God.  He is the light and life of the world, the Only Begotten of the Father.  He is the Messiah who was chosen before the world began and whose coming was foretold by prophets from the time of Adam until that day in the meridian of time when he came to earth. He lives!  He is real.  He guides and directs His church on the earth.  He cares deeply for all of us.

So, Merry Christmas, dear friends! God Jul, Joyeux Noel, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, or, however you say it - and wherever you may be in the world, all the best to you and your loved ones for a very happy holiday. 

Choose to rejoice this holiday season!  We have so much to be thankful for. 

God Bless Us, Every One.

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