Friday, December 24, 2010
Night of all Nights
I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas. This night of all nights when the star appeared, ushering in the time foretold from Adam to Samuel the Lamanite. The culmination of thousands of years and billions of souls waited as the Savior of the World was to be born. We celebrate His birthday this time of the year and as such we celebrate Him as He is. Not the babe in Bethlehem, nor the Jehovah of the Old Testament, but our resurrected Lord and Savior. Holding in our hearts that same hope that when He shall appear we shall be like Him. What grounds have we to hope for salvation? None. It is only through the merits of Christ that salvation can be won. They waited and hoped. We wait and hope, but for something different. The Atonement is done and salvation has been won. Now we wait and hope for that glorious day that He will come again to rule in our midst. We hope for that time when we will be arraigned before the judgement bar of God and He will plead our case. That is why we celebrate Christmas. We celebrate the Living Son of God. It is his birthday. May we become master gift givers to Him who gave all that He might give us all, and find an adequate gift for the Savior this year, and everyday of our lives.