Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas-a wonderful time of year

Christmas is a wonderful time of year! It’s a time to reflect on our lives, a time to be with our loved ones, to give gifts and receive love.  More importantly, it is a time to remember the incredible birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I am often amazed at His humble beginning on this earth and His humble departure from this earth. But I am more amazed at His greatness while He was on this earth. He performed miracles, healed the sick, raised the dead - He did these things because He loves all mankind! I see His love for me every day. It’s in the small, simple things around me - the laugh of a child, the love of my family, the beauty of nature. And the most precious gift I have received through the love of Jesus Christ is His gift to me of the Atonement. Through the Atonement, He paid the price for my sins so I could return to live with Him one day - He loves me that much! What an amazing blessing. He is there for me, through sorrow and happiness.
As a mother, I often reflect on the life of Mary - the mother of the Son of God. What a strong woman she must have been. She raised Jesus as a child and taught Him to be compassionate and love all those around Him. Although He was the Son of God, I believe that Mary was an incredible influence on Jesus Christ as well.
I am so thankful to my Savior, Jesus Christ, for the many blessings I receive everyday because of His life and sacrifice. I know He lives; I know He will return to the earth again. I am grateful for His sacrifice for me and to know that He loves me.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blessings in Disguise

I love the Christmas season. How perfect is it to have the most peaceful, uplifting and glorious holiday to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ during the darkest time of the year. Many times the only light I see is my Lord Jesus Christ during stormy and rough trials of my life. He is my lighthouse, my guide, and my teacher.

 Christ is our creator of the earth and, throughout His mortal ministry, taught through parables. Putting this together and testing it out, I have come to realize that Christ, in so many ways, teaches us through His creations. It is a part of life to go through hardships and trying times, and our Savior understands every bit of what we go through. I have no doubt in my mind that He knew we’d face difficult times and to help us get through these, He placed spiritually uplifting things in our lives-people, sunrises, and warm blankets straight from the dryers. Through His tender mercies, throughout His mortal life and throughout mine, I find hope, peace and joy. I am eternally grateful for His love and mercy. 

A God of Miracles

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