And what is this Gospel of great joy spoken of by angels? In 3 Nephi 27:13, the risen Lord gives us one definition: “Behold, I have given you my Gospel,” – the good news, the glad tidings – “and this is the gospel. . .that I came into the world to do the will of my Father.”
The great good news and joyful tidings of this season can fill us with the wonder and awe experienced by those at the first Christmas, as we also realize that a tiny baby was born so that we would have a Savior, a Redeemer who could grant us peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come.