Friday, December 25, 2009

Notes on the Nativity 10

The Christmas story is a story for everyone – in the words of an angel, “good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” Good tidings can be translated as “good news,” meaning the Gospel.

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.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas, Donna!

    What a wonderful gift YOU are to all of us, and for the gift you give us of letting us know the Savior even more.

    Thank you for all you do and for all you are.

  2. Every one of us who read your blog Donna are drawing closer to our Lord and Savior and one step closer to Heavenly Father. We are truly blessed by knowing you!

  3. Thank you for the inspiring last 10 days. My family actually read the previous ten posts last night as we studied the birth of our Savior. What a gift you have given us all with these words of wisdom. Merry Christmas to you and yours.