On Christmas, people all over the world celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Someday we will celebrate another wonderful day—the Second Coming, when Jesus returns to the earth! Prophets have taught about what will happen before Jesus comes again. One of those things is that His gospel will be preached all over the world.
Having faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ helps us feel peaceful, even when things happening in the world seem scary. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
As you think about Jesus this Christmas, remember that He will return again someday, not as a baby but as the King of kings. Then everyone will know that He is the Son of God and the Savior of the world!
A treasure is something special that is very valuable. Read Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:36–37. Talk about how “treasuring up” Christ’s words helps us prepare for His Second Coming. Where do we find His words?
Song: “When He Comes Again” (Children’s Songbook, 82)
Scripture: John 14:27
Video: Go to Biblevideos.org to watch “Glad Tidings of Great Joy: The Birth of Jesus Christ.”
Here are three ways you can understand the scriptures better:
Before you begin reading the scriptures, pray to Heavenly Father to ask for help understanding them.
Take time to think about what you read.
Tell someone about what you learned and felt, and write about it in a journal.
When Jesus returns, He will reign on the earth for 1,000 years. This time will be called the Millennium. During the Millennium, people will be so righteous that Satan can’t tempt them. There will be no sorrow, and people who follow Christ will feel peaceful and happy.
I Can Be Ready
Make a booklet to remind you of the ways you can prepare now for when Jesus comes again.
Cut out and stack the cards. Thread and tie a string through the two holes.
I Can Be Ready When Jesus Comes Again
I can pray every day.
I can read the scriptures.
I can keep my baptismal covenants.
I can obey the commandments.
I can follow the prophet.