Monday, December 27, 2010

Let the Light in this Christmas

With these pictures taken on Christmas Eve, 2010...I am reminded of the Light of Christ.

In a world where darkness is not far away...

"It is as predictable as any physical law:  if we let the light of the Spirit flicker or fade by failing to keep the commandments or by not partaking of the sacrament or praying or studying the scriptures, the darkness of the adversary will surely come in.  "That wicked one cometh and taketh away light and truth, through disobedience."

-From Out of Darkness into His Marvelous Light by Robert D. Hales

I would encourage you this holiday season, to let in the Light of Christ.

Photos by Valerie Anderson

"Now, my brothers and sisters, in this, the last great conflict between light and darkness, I am grateful for the opportunity to "endure hardness, as a (disciple) of Jesus Christ."  With Paul, I declare, "The night is far spent, the day is at hand:  let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."  I bear my special witness that Jesus Christ "is the light and life of the world; yea, the light that is endless, that can never be darkened."

"He is the Light of Bethlehem, born of Mary, His mortal mother, and His Father, Almighty God."

"He is the Light who was baptized by immersion, by John the Baptist, upon whom the Holy Ghost was manifest in the Spirit like a dove descending."

"He is the Light in who His Father was well pleased."

"He is the Light at the head of the ancient Church, organized with Twelve Apostles, prophets, and seventies."

"He is the Light of the Atonement fulfilled in the Garden of Gethsemane and on Golgotha, who took upon Himself the sins of the world, that all mankind may obtain eternal salvation."

"He is the Light of the empty tomb, the resurrected Lord with a glorified body of flesh and bone, who broke the bands of death and gained an everlasting victory over the grave."

"He is the Light that ascended into heaven before the eyes of His disciples, with a promise that in like manner He would come again."

"He is the Light that appeared with His Father and restored, through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the same church He established during His ministry on earth."

"He is the Light that leads and guides this church today through revelation to a prophet, his counselors, and the Twelve Apostles."

"He is my Light, my Redeemer, my Savior--and yours."

Elder Robert D. Hales

"I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness"
John 12:46

Merry Christmas Temple Chasers.  The Lord is my Light.

1 comment:

Emily said...

Thanks for this message Cheryl. We're going up to the temple tonight for FHE. Can't wait!


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