Sunday, December 5, 2010

{Christ}mas is here

Something hit me tonight.  Something that I've always known, but for some reason really struck me tonight while I was watching the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional.  We have living Apostles on the earth today.  Just like when Christ walked the earth.  We also have a Prophet of God living here, on the earth.  Now.  I love this fact.  I love that we have the Prophet and Apostles.  I love that we have a way that God can speak to us.  He speaks to us through them.  I just don't know how to express to you through words how amazing and important I think this is.  We are so blessed to be able to listen and learn from these men about what the Lord would have us know and learn.

President Uchtdorf's [he's one of my favorites!!!] talk really got me thinking about things.  He talked about how a lot of times people get like the Grinch from How The Grinch Stole Christmas, around this time of year.  We get overwhelmed and stressed about Christmas and wish that it didn't come.  He talked about how we need to remember the true meaning of Christmas.  Our hearts need to grow just like the Grinch's did.  There is so much commercialism in Christmas these days. We tend to think a little bit too much time thinking only about presents, finding the perfect present, catching all the amazing Christmas sales, Santa Clause, etc.  Not that these are bad things, but what we need to remember is that Christmas is about celebrating the birth of our Savior.  I know that I often times forget that this is what Christmas is all about.  I focus on the presents and the worldly side of Christmas.  I need to try a little harder to remember Christ in Christmas this year, because he really is the meaning of Christmas.  I hope we can all take this moment to stop and reflect on things and remember what Christmas is truly about.

You can watch the devotional here.


beatlesgirl said...

AGREED! That was an amazing devotional, and I quite enjoyed it. The music was, as always, fantastic, and the talks were just as brilliant. Thanks for your testimony Megan! :)

Kate Weber said...

I totally forgot about it! Thanks so much for linking it! Great post too!

I'm new to your blog, and can't wait to read more! :)