As we approach Christmas I pray that we will all remember the reason that we celebrate. We celebrate the Savior’s birth. We can share our light as we strive to be an example of the Savior. This will bring blessings into our lives. This year the Church is sponsoring a program titled Light the World. We are encouraged to be and example of Christ and help bring His truth to the world. They have a daily video to share and to follow for each day of December until Christmas. You can find the link here.
Please join me in following the Savior and shining our light for others to see. We can do this in many ways. One is through missionary work. We can share the gospel with friends and family, with neighbors and with people we meet. When we share the gospel we are giving others the option to find happiness in their lives through the gospel. I would hope for all to find the happiness I have found through the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has done so much for me and I hope I can be an example of Christ- like love as I go through my life day by day. I truly want to live Gods plan for me. I know if I can follow his plan then I will always be happy.
President Thomas S. Monson said in General Conference October 2016 titled The Perfect Path to Happiness
“Our Father’s plan for our happiness and our salvation is shared by our missionaries throughout the world. Not all who hear this divine message accept and embrace it. However, men and women everywhere — recognize its truths, and they plant their feet on the path that will lead them safely home. Their lives are forever changed.”
We must be diligent in our efforts to be an example. We must continually strive to improve ourselves thereby shining our light for others to see.
“It is not enough, however, merely to believe in Him and His mission. We need to work and learn, search and pray, repent and improve. We need to know God’s laws and live them. We need to receive His saving ordinances. Only by so doing will we obtain true, eternal happiness.”
The more we learn about the Savior the more we are able to be part of his work here on earth. Everyone needs to have a chance to here his gospel and accept or reject it. Lets help him so his work can progress rapidly.