I just have a quick little Christmas message to share with all today. Since there is only a month of Christmas I gotta take advantage of the time that I am allowed to talk about this marvelous holiday!! It`s a little something that President Uchtdorf shared last year. It reads,
¨Think of the simple yet dignified way our Heavenly Father chose to honor the birth of His Son. On that holy night, angels appeared not to the rich but to shepherds. The Christ child was born not in a mansion but in a manger. He was wrapped not in silk but in swaddling clothes.
The simplicity of that first Christmas foreshadowed the life of the Savior. Though He had created the earth, walked in realms of majesty and glory, and stood at the right hand of the Father, He came to earth as a helpless child. His life was a model of modest nobility, and He walked among the poor, the sick, the downcast, and the heavy laden.
Though He was a king, He cared neither for the honors nor the riches of men. His life, His words, and His daily activities were monuments of simple yet profound dignity.
Jesus the Christ, who knew perfectly how to give, set for us the pattern for giving. To those whose hearts are heavy with loneliness and sorrow, He brings compassion and comfort. To those whose bodies and minds are afflicted with illness and suffering, He brings love and healing. To those whose souls are burdened with sin, He offers hope, forgiveness, and redemption.
If the Savior were among us today, we would find Him where He always was—ministering to the meek, the downcast, the humble, the distressed, and the poor in spirit. During this Christmas season and always, may we give to Him by loving as He loves. May we remember the humble dignity of His birth, gifts, and life. And may we, through simple acts of kindness, charity, and compassion, fill the world with the light of His love and healing power.¨
I love the part that talks about him being a king but not caring for the honors or riches of men. Imagine if we all served so humbly, how would the world be?
Also I love the part that says where Christ would be if he were here today. I don`t doubt one bit that he would be doing the same thing he did before. He wouldn`t be living a comfortable life somewhere beautiful. He would be living his life to lift others up.
I hope this Christmas is the best one yet and I hope that we look for people to lift up. I hope that we can share and show our love towards them.
I just love Christmas so much and want everyone to have an incredible Chrismas! Haha
Love always,Elder Gunnell