Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Thoughts...

"At this sacred season, we reaffirm the reality of the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We testify that He was the only perfect man ever to walk the earth. He 'went about doing good' (Acts 10:38) and beckons to all, 'Come, follow me' (Luke 18:22). "It is His holy influence that stirs mankind to acts of mercy and kindness. He who has 'borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows' (Isa. 53:4) inspires each of us to reach out with love to the poor, the lonely, and the downtrodden.

"May this Christmas season remind us that the Prince of Peace, who stilled the tempest on the Sea of Galilee, has the power to calm the storms in our personal lives. May His peace fill our hearts and homes throughout the coming year as we strive to walk in His ways."
("First Presidency Christmas Message," Liahona, Dec. 2003, 1)


What shall we do with Jesus who is called Christ? Learn of him. Search the scriptures for they are they which testify of him. Ponder the miracle of his life and mission. Try a little more diligently to follow his example and observe his teachings. Bring the Christ back into Christmas."

President Gordon B. Hinckley"What Shall I Do Then with Jesus Which Is Called Christ?", Ensign, Dec. 1983

“Each of us is an innkeeper, who decides if there is room for Jesus.”
Neal A. Maxwell

Merry Christmas! May your day be a beautiful celebration of our Savior's birth.

2 comments:

Natalie.Rob.Branson said...

Lorretta,
What a beautiful post today...and so fitting for the birth of the Savior. We anxiously await to hear more from you about the hurdles your facing, but meanwhile you have been constantly on our minds and in our daily prayers. We love you.

Patty said...

Merry Christmas and happy new Year to your family. We hope your day was wonderful and that you could find peace in the meaning of this celebration. May the new year bring you all that you need while moving forward, facing 2009! Love you guys!