Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Journal - December 4

The highlight of the first Sunday of December is always the First Presidency Christmas Devotional.  And that was true again this evening.  The Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square were fabulous - they can do a standard Christmas hymn and make it so incredibly beautiful.

I enjoyed Elder Uchtdorf's sharing of the story when he started a fire at Christmas as a child.  And, to his surprise, it did not ruin Christmas.  He then talked about the real meaning of Christmas.

Elder Eyring shared the Christmas story and then introduced the new video vignettes about the birth of Christ.  They were beautiful and very touching.

President Monson closed with his expression of love for all and reminding us to keep Christ in our hearts as that is the way we keep Christmas.

This is a wonderful way to start the Christmas season with the right attitude.  I certainly felt the spirit.

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