Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!!

   Over two thousand years ago one of the most significant events happened that would make salvation possible for the entire human race. The birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Without the Birth of Christ the Atonement would never have been preformed, and the opportunity for us to return to live with our Father In Heaven would not have been possible.There's an account in Luke chapter 2 verses 8-20 of the birth of our Savior.
  8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by    night.
  9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and  they were sore afraid.
  10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
  11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
  12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
  13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
  14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
  15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
  16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
  17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
  18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
  19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
  20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
  The reason I like this account is because in verse 17 where it says "they made known abroad the saying the saying which was told them concerning this child." The shepherds went about telling everyone of the birth of the Savior, they did not keep this miraculous event to themselves. They wanted everyone to know of this event because they knew of its significance. This is how all disciples of Jesus Christ should be! For those who have come to know Christ and who have experienced the power of his Atonement, we should be out helping others come and find Christ so that they can  feel of the peace and happiness that comes from being completly cleansed from sin. There's not greater time them when the spirit of Christmas is in the air. Lets make this Christmas Season "The Most Wonderful Time of Year" by inviting others to come unto Christ. 

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