First Presidency Sends 2017 Christmas Message

  • 30 November 2017

Statues of shepherds are seen in the foreground and background, with Joseph, Mary, and the infant Jesus in the reflecting pond in front of the Salt Lake Temple, November 25, 2017. Photo by Valerie Johnson.

“As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this Christmas season, our hope is that the light and testimony of the Savior’s divine mission … will be reflected in our thoughts, our words, and our actions.” —The First Presidency

Following is the 2017 Christmas message from the First Presidency of the Church:

2017 Christmas Message

“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).

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this Christmas season, our hope is that the light and testimony of the Savior’s divine mission as the Redeemer of all mankind will come into our hearts and be reflected in our thoughts, our words, and our actions.

May each of us be blessed at this joyous season of the year as we acknowledge with sincere gratitude the Father’s incomparable gift to us of His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Master.

The First Presidency

The Salt Lake Temple reflection is seen in the Main Street Plaza reflection pond in Salt Lake City on Friday, November 24, 2017. Photo by Ravell Call, Deseret News.