Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Reason for the Season (Part 2)

Don't you love the First Presidency Christmas Devotional?! Chris made hot chocolate and baked cookies, and Mom came over to watch it with us. I always feel refreshed after watching the Christmas Devotional.   Here are a few pictures from the Church News and a few quotes I was able to pull off of KSL's article.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, said, "Let us see the Christ in Christmas. This is a season of rejoicing. A season of celebration. A wonderful time when we acknowledge that our almighty God sent his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem the world. To redeem us."

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, reminded members to serve others. "Let us lift up those who are tired and hungry and lonely as the Savior did and now invites us to do with him. As we do, they can feel how much the Savior loves them and wants to lead them to the God he loves," he said.

President Thomas S. Monson asked everyone to put aside their differences and distractions and ponder the true meaning of Christmas. "Finding the real joy of the season comes not in the hurrying and the scurrying to get more done, or in the purchasing of obligatory gifts. Really, joy comes as we show the love and compassion inspired by the Savior of the world," he said.

To watch the full devotional click here.

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