Message from the Church Published in Fiji Times

  • 1 January 2012

Latter-day Saints and other Christians in Fiji and around the world have recently celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ

"Sometimes the most extraordinary things happen in the most ordinary places,"

SUVA, Fiji — “Sometimes the most extraordinary things happen in the most ordinary places,” begins a special Christmas message from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, published recently in the Fiji Times newspaper.

The message continues: “Two thousand years ago, in a very common setting, a shepherd's field, angels proclaimed 'good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people' (Luke 2:10).”

“That holy message of heavenly hosts was delivered not to the pompous or the powerful but to a group of lowly shepherds watching over their flocks by night. It would lead them not to a majestic hall but rather to a lowly manger. The events of that night, so unlike any night before or since, remind us to look for greatness in the commonplace.”

Read the full message, titled 'No Ordinary Event,' here.

Watch or read Christmas messages from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here.

Learn more about the beliefs of Latter-day Saints here and here.