Thursday, December 17, 2015

Light of the World

from Christmas devotional here
Last night we watched the kids in their school Christmas concert. The 4th and 5th graders ended with a song all about light, and I got teary as I watched remembering a similar (maybe a little cheesy) song I'd learned and performed in a similar way when I was about Landon's age.  I just felt so touched at these precious children and their sweet message of spreading light. As I was reading my scriptures later in the evening, I read about how the Savior brought light to the world and was reminded of Elder Bednar's Christmas talk (above). Today, I gave a visiting teaching message about the Savior's compassion and the tender way he suffered for the sorrow of those he loved, like Mary and Martha. I know I have felt that compassion myself. So with all of these little things, I just feel so grateful for the Savior and for the light and goodness in the world and in my life because of Him.