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8 quotes from the First Presidency Christmas devotional to point you to Christ

On Sunday, December 6, the First Presidency Christmas devotional was broadcast from Temple Square. Church leaders focused their messages on the Savior, Jesus Christ.

We’ve compiled a list of eight quotes from the addresses. You can also watch the full devotional below.

President Russell M. Nelson

“Truly, that blessed night more than two millennia ago was a night made holy by the birth of One who was foreordained to bring peace to this earth and to inspire good will among men (Luke 2:14). Jesus Christ was born to bless all humankind, past, present, and future.”

“He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. He came to make immortality a reality and eternal life a possibility for all who would ever live. That means every one of us will be resurrected—including those dear to you who have departed during this turbulent year, and who now live on the other side of the veil. It means each of us can continue to progress. It means we can hope for better things to come.”

Read a full summary of President Nelson’s remarks at Church News.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

“And so it was this night of wondering awe, where truly, ‘the hopes and fears of all the years’ were met in the dreams of Bethlehem.”

“Yes, however difficult our day has been, the sweet dreams of the night can make everything right.”

Read a full summary of Elder Holland’s remarks at Church News.

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Sister Becky Craven, Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency

“As I watched our daughter-in-law swaddle her new child, I thought of others who might be in need of a swaddle, even a virtual one. A kind word, a listening ear, or an understanding heart can comfort and soothe the troubled soul of another.”

“The Lamb of God, also known as the Good Shepherd, knows each of His flock. In our moments of need, He often sends earthly angels, like the compassionate nurse to our daughter, to wrap and encircle us in the arms of His love.”

Read a full summary of Sister Craven’s remarks at Church News.

Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Presidency of the Seventy

“My hope during this Christmas season is that no matter our circumstances, no matter where we are, and no matter how we may be separated from family or friends, we will remember that He, the Savior Jesus Christ, is the gift; that as we come unto Him, He will make our burdens light; and that we might discover Him, as my father did in the middle of a terrible war.”

“As we trust Him, we will find peace and happiness, no matter our current circumstances.”

Read a full summary of Elder Nielson’s remarks at Church News.  

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