First Presidency Christmas devotional highlights

Acknowledging that the Christmas season with its special meaning and beauty brings “rest to the weary soul,” President Thomas S. Monson in his First Presidency Christmas Devotional message Dec. 2 observed, “It is easy to get caught up in the pressure of the season and perhaps lose the very spirit in our lives that we’re trying to gain.”

One Christmas, President Henry B. Eyring decided to design and build a wooden chest for his wife. To complete the project, he needed the generous help of many others who had the tools and the skills he lacked.

Every gift that is offered at Christmastime — especially a gift that comes from the heart — is an opportunity to build or strengthen a bond of love, said President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency.

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