Give. Remember. Seek.

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During a season when it’s easy to get overwhelmed with how much we think we need to be doing, it’s important to give thanks, remember the reason we are celebrating, and seek to have not just the spirit of Christmas, but the Spirit of Christ.

There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter. The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection.

I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Eternal, Living God. None so great has ever walked the earth. None other has made a comparable sacrifice or granted a comparable blessing. He is the Savior and the Redeemer of the world. I believe in Him. I declare His divinity without equivocation or compromise. I love Him. I speak His name in reverence and wonder. I worship Him as I worship His Father, in spirit and in truth. I thank Him and kneel before His Beloved Son who reached out long ago and said to each of us, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28).

For each of you may this be a merry Christmas. But more importantly, I wish for each of you a time, perhaps only an hour, spent in silent meditation and quiet reflection on the wonder and the majesty of this, the Son of God. Our joy at this season is because He came into the world. The peace that comes from Him, His infinite love which each of us may feel, and an overwhelming sense of gratitude for that which He freely gave us at so great a cost to Himself—these are of the true essence of Christmas.

– President Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Wondrous and True Story of Christmas“, Ensign, December 2000

4 shared thoughts about Give. Remember. Seek.

  1. Denice says:

    I have not done much at all this season. And it amazing how I can concentrate on the Savoir, His birth and atonement. I am truly counting my many blessings. Being here to enjoy my family is one of the great blessings I have received.

    • Brett says:

      You should have open heart surgery every year, Mom! :heart: :brett:

    • Giggles says:

      With little Iddo taking three naps in my arms every day, it’s been a great reminder to me to slow down, breathe, and ponder more. I could resent all that time sitting, and sometimes I do. But having to slow down like that is real nice too.

  2. mama g says:

    Beautiful :sun:


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