Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive, and bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
How shall this be, seeing that I know not a man? The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy child which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age. For with God nothing is impossible.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.
Peace be upon you, dear cousin Elisabeth. May you be strong and blessed. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Shalom aleichem. Aleichem shalom.
A Gift to the World
A video presentation titled “A Gift to the World,” shown as part of the First Presidency Christmas Devotional.