Christmas Message from Prophet Nelson: Spread the Light of Jesus Christ
Few days before Christmas Day, President Russell M. Nelson extends the invitation to lift, love and serve others as a way to reflect the light of the Savior.
In a new Christmas video from President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the prophet encourages people everywhere to share the light of Jesus Christ through acts of kindness and compassion.
“As we commemorate the birth of Him who is the light of the world, new light is kindled in each of us,” President Nelson says in the video published December 18, 2022. “Today, we need His light — the light of Jesus Christ — more than ever. We need men and women who reflect His light by being peacemakers willing to reason with others rather than to contend with them. … As we follow Jesus Christ, we can make this a better world.”
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“Every year, regardless of our current circumstances, we can find renewed hope and joy as we remember the blessing that came into the world that first Christmas night.
“More than 2,000 years ago, the Savior of all humankind humbly came to earth as a precious baby.
“I marvel at the increased goodwill and human kindness that always emerge during this sacred season. As we commemorate the birth of Him who is the light of the world, new light is kindled in each of us. Today, we need His light – the light of Jesus Christ – more than ever. We need men and women who reflect His light by being peacemakers – willing to reason with others rather than to contend with them.
“So, this Christmas season, will you let your light shine? Amid all the hustle and bustle of gifts and gatherings, will you let your life reflect the light and love of Jesus Christ? With the dawning of each day, could you identify someone who needs your light? Reach out to that person by phone, video chat, or send a text or a note. Perform a quiet act of service to help someone nearby. Bring a new friend into your circle. Help someone turn to the Savior and find enduring peace and divine rest.
“I love the Lord Jesus Christ and testify that He lives. As we celebrate His birth in Bethlehem, let us emulate His life of loving kindness. May you and your loved ones be filled with His light and joy, now and always.
“I express my gratitude for you and offer my best wishes for you to have a very merry Christmas.”