Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Testimony of the Son of God

The article this week is entitled, "A Testimony of the Son of God," written by President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008) for the December 2002 Ensign. President Hinckley was a prophet of God and he spoke the mind and will of God. His words are true. The article is his testimony, given as the prophet of God of our Lord Jesus Christ. Read it. The Spirit that you will feel will help you understand the spirit of Christmas even more.

President Hinckley said of the Christmas season:

It is proper during this season when we commemorate His birth that we remember the Lord Jesus Christ in reverence and with love. He has done for us what we could not do for ourselves. He has brought meaning to our mortal existence. He has given us the gift of eternal life. He was and is the Son of God, who was “made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

Along with the article this week, I want to share with you my testimony of Jesus Christ whose birth we celebrate this season. I love the Savior. I am increasingly grateful for His sacrifice; for His willingness to volunteer to be the central figure in the plan of our Heavenly Father; for His selfless and perfect example of how we can be happy in this life; and for His Atonement that we may become clean and return to live with Him, our Father in Heaven, and our earthly families forever. Let Him in this Christmas season and throughout the next year. Notice the difference in your life.

I echo the words of the prophet:

God be thanked for the gift of His Son, the Redeemer of the world, the Savior of mankind, the Prince of Life and Peace, the Holy One.

Merry Christmas everyone.