First Presidency Christmas Message


At this sacred season, we reaffirm the reality of the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We testify that He was the only perfect man ever to walk the earth. He “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38) and beckons to all, “Come, follow me” (Luke 18:22).

It is His holy influence that stirs mankind to acts of mercy and kindness. He who has “borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows” (Isa. 53:4) inspires each of us to reach out with love to the poor, the lonely, and the downtrodden.

May this Christmas season remind us that the Prince of Peace, who stilled the tempest on the Sea of Galilee, has the power to calm the storms in our personal lives. May His peace fill our hearts and homes throughout the coming year as we strive to walk in His ways.

Above: Christ Stilling the Storm, by Robert T. Barrett; above right: detail from The Birth of Jesus, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, courtesy of the National Historic Museum at Frederiksborg in Hillerød, Denmark