The Light of Jesus Christ: A Christmas Message from President Russell M. Nelson | #LightTheWorld – powered by Happy Scribe
Every year, regardless of our current circumstances, we can find renewed hope and joy as we remember the blessing that came into the world that first Christmas night. More than 2000 years ago, the savior of all humankind humbly came to Earth as a precious baby. I’m marvel at the increased goodwill and humankindness that always emerge during this sacred season as we commemorate the birth of Him who is the light of the world. New light is kindled in each of us today. We need his light.
The light of Jesus Christ. More than ever. We need men and women who reflect his light by being peacemakers, willing to reason with others rather than to contend with them. I rejoice when I see young men and women willing to befriend those who feel excluded. Friends reflect his light when they mourn with those who mourn and bring relief to those who are suffering.
We need more wise men and women who seek the Lord, who serve the Lord who reflect his light. As we follow Jesus Christ, we can make this a better world. So this Christ season, will you let your light shine amid all the hustle and bustle of gifts and gatherings? Will you let your life reflect the light and love of Jesus Christ with the dawning of each day? Could you identify someone who needs your light?
Reach out to that person by phone, video chat, or send a text or a note. Perform a quiet act of service to help someone nearby. Bring a new friend into your circle. Help someone turn to the Savior and find enduring peace and divine rest. There is no better way to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ than by lifting, loving and serving others.
The world needs the light of Jesus Christ and the world needs your light. God be thanked for loving us enough to send his only begotten Son. Jesus Christ changed the world for each of us with his atoning sacrifice. He is the light of the world. He is the light we need to hold up.
He is the light that fills us with goodwill toward all people. I love the Lord Jesus Christ and testify that he lives as we celebrate his birth in Bethlehem. Let us emulate his life of loving kindness. May you and your loved ones be filled with his light and joy now and always. Express my gratitude for you and offer my my best wishes for you to have a very merry Christmas.
President Russell M. Nelson, the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often releases a personal Christmas message as part of the church’s “Light the World” campaign. This campaign encourages members of the church, as well as people of all faiths, to serve and love others during the holiday season.
In this Christmas message, President Nelson emphasized the importance of following the example of Jesus Christ by showing love and service to others. He said, “As we follow the example of the Savior and serve others, we will be filled with joy and experience the true meaning of the Christmas season.”
President Nelson also spoke about the power of small acts of service, saying that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life. He encouraged individuals to look for opportunities to serve and love others, whether it be through volunteering at a local food bank or simply reaching out to a friend or neighbor in need.
One way that members of the church are encouraged to participate in the “Light the World” campaign is by completing daily acts of service during the 25 days leading up to Christmas. These acts of service can be as simple as leaving a kind note for a neighbor, helping a family member with a task, or donating to a charitable cause.
President Nelson also emphasized the importance of loving and serving others throughout the entire year, not just during the holiday season. He said, “As we strive to serve and love others every day, we can experience the joy and happiness that come from following the example of Jesus Christ.”
Through small acts of kindness and service, we can make a positive impact on the lives of those around us and experience the true joy and meaning of the holiday season. Merry Christmas!