“I hate Christmas.” Over the years I am not proud to say I have found myself mumbling this statement more than once during the crazy month of December. I have let the busyness of this wonderful season get the best of me. I have let worldly cares take me away from what we truly celebrate at Christmas, the miraculous birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
A new Christmas season is upon us and my hope is to never utter the statement above again. I am grateful that I will have help this year in remembering and keeping Jesus Christ as the focus of my celebrations.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is encouraging all of us to “Light the World” by focusing each day on following the example of Jesus Christ.
The Savior is “the light of the world” (John 8:12) and He has told us that “Ye are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). The world is crazy sometimes but we have the opportunity to be a light to others and to show that doing what Jesus did brings peace and joy into our lives.
Each day during December we are invited to focus on something Jesus did and to share our light with others.
I have printed this advent calendar out and put it on the fridge so my family will be reminded of our focus for each day.
Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS church, has said:
As we follow the example of the Savior and live as He lived and as He taught, that light will burn within us and will light the way for others.
I hope you and your family will join in sharing His light during this Christmas season.
We’ll be posting about our experiences on the Feeling God’s Love Facebook page, so come join us there and share what you are doing, too.