The beautiful message and gift of the Savior doesn’t have to be enjoyed, treasured, and remembered only once a year at Christmas. It can become a permanent fixture in our souls. It is something of great worth and substance that can permeate our very being. In a world that considers the transitory, the disposable, and the brief good enough, Christ is the very best gift that has ever been given in the entire history of mankind. The gifts He gives to us are everlasting and eternal.It is in remembering, receiving, and giving those gifts of the Savior that lives are transformed. Christmas reminds us to keep our promises to God.
At a 2010 First Presidency Christmas Devotional President Henry B. Erying stated, “The celebration of Christmas helps us keep our promise to always remember Him and His gifts to us. And that remembrance creates a desire in us to give gifts to Him.”