Sunday, December 06, 2009

First Presidency Christmas Devotional December 6, 2009

First Presidency Christmas Devotional
President Dieter F. Uchtdoft (Text of his talk)
"All of these spectacular displays and decorations that compete for our attention can be beautiful and uplifting, but if that’s all we see, then we’re missing something that’s in plain sight. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we become so preoccupied with responsibilities, commitments, and the stress of our many tasks that we fail to see with our hearts that which is essential and most sacred."

President Henry B. Eyring (Text of his talk)
"Jehovah, out of His great love for the Father and for us, volunteered to come down from His exalted place as the perfect Firstborn in the spirit world to face the trials we would face and to save us if we loved Him enough to keep the commandments He would give us. At the heart of those commandments, we were to love the Father and His son and all of God’s other children. Hearing that story so filled our hearts with love for the Father and His Son that we shouted for joy and worshipped them."

Isaiah 9:6
  6 For unto us a achild is bbornunto us a cson is given: and the dgovernment shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, eCounsellor, The fmighty gGod, The heverlasting Father, The Prince of iPeace.

President Thomas S Monson (Text of his talk)
Matthew 25:40
  40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have adone it unto one of thebleast of these my cbrethren, ye have done it unto me.

"May there be love and kindness and peace within your hearts and homes. May even those whose hearts are heavy rise with the healing which comes alone from Him who comforts and assures."

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