Gifts We Can Offer to Others for Him

Mary holding baby Jesus Christ

During the First Presidency Christmas Devotional in 2011, President Eyring related miraculous stories from the scriptures regarding the signs of Christ’s birth. He also told of scriptural accounts of visitations by angels preparing the way for the Redeemer’s arrival. But, he said, the lesson within his message was not about having marvellous experiences.

“The lesson is not that we can have such marvellous experiences whenever we wish for them,” President Eyring said, “nor that they will come even when we feel great need for them. The lesson is that God knows our every need, that He loves us, and that He watches over us.”

Heavenly Father Gave Us a Gift: The Savior

Heavenly Father gave us the gift of a Savior, President Eyring said, and by personal appearance of the Father and the Son and through angels, “He has restored the Church of Jesus Christ in the latter days. He has called prophets and apostles to guide us to safety in this life and eternal life in the world to come. Jesus Christ was crucified and resurrected that we may live again and that we may be purified and cleansed from sin.”

Those, he said, are gifts given to us that we can offer to others for Him.

“You can give a great and wonderful Christmas if you remember the gifts God has given you and, as best you can, offer them to others as He would.”

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