First Presidency Christmas Greeting


We rejoice with you in another wonderful Christmas season when with all Christendom we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Seeing ahead several centuries, the prophet Isaiah said: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given … And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isa. 9:6.)

After His birth and during His ministry Peter said, “We … were eye witnesses of his majesty.” (2 Pet. 1:16.)

A century and a half ago, modern-day witnesses declared, “We saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father.” (D&C 76:23.)

We testify that it was Jesus Christ who said: “If ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me.” (3 Ne. 9:14.)

At this glorious time of year, we again invite all to commit and rededicate their lives to the resurrected Savior and the precepts He taught.

The First Presidency

[illustration] Illustrated by Gary Kapp