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
“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
“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
“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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