Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would “preach good tidings unto the meek [and] bind up the brokenhearted” (Isa. 61:1). There are many today in need of good tidings, including a wife whose husband lies ill, a missionary far from home, an elderly woman suffering with ill health, and those who are searching for the light of the gospel.
As we celebrate the Savior’s birth this Christmas season, stories like the following remind us of the many ways His life and Atonement bless our lives. The “good tidings of great joy” (Luke 2:10), which the shepherds received more than 2,000 years ago, are unto “all of the sons and daughters of God of all generations of time,” says President Gordon B. Hinckley (see this issue, page 16). Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, lives! “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).