First Presidency Christmas Message


At this glorious time of year, we bear witness of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He is indeed “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). He is our Exemplar, our Teacher, and our Redeemer.

In this year commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith, we gratefully acknowledge the Prophet’s unparalleled role as the great testifier of the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. As he boldly declared:

“And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!

“For 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—

“That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (D&C 76:22–24).

God be thanked for the gift of His Beloved Son. We add our testimonies that He lives and guides His people today.

May His peace be with you and your loved ones this Christmas season and throughout the coming year.

The Lord Appears in the Kirtland Temple, by Del Parson