Merry Christmas! I love this time of year. There’s the secular things of Christmas to love, like Christmas trees and Santa Clause, but most importantly is the true reason we celebrate Christmas: the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. While December 25th isn’t his true birthday, I’m glad we have a time of year to remember Him.
Long ago, the prophet Isaiah prophesied:
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” –Isaiah 9:6.
What I love about that verse from the Bible is that it shows how it has always been the plan for Jesus to come to this earth, to live His life as an example for the world, and to suffer the atonement for all humankind. It has been prophesied by prophets since the beginning of the world.
To commemorate this time of year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has created a special Christmas page on their website, Mormon.org.
One of the videos on this site is The Nativity, a video about the birth of Jesus Christ.
I hope you will find peace and joy during this Christmas season. And during all the fun of gift-giving, caroling and Santa Clause, don’t forget the reason for the season: celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.