“Contents,” Ensign, Dec. 1992, 1EnsignDecember 1992 Volume 22 Number 12ContentsSpecial FeaturesFirst Presidency Message: The Son of GodPresident Gordon B. Hinckley“So Glorious a Record”Robert L. MilletOpposition, Joy, and the Nice LifeBruce C. and Marie HafenPrayer on a Dark TuesdayCorrie Lynne PlayerGifts from a StrangerNita D. MilnerOrchestrating Family MemoriesMichael F. MoodyHome Sets the ToneBetty Jo N. Jepsen“Good Tidings of Great Joy”The Camel Had WanderedJanet Eyestone BuckSymbols of ReconciliationJan U. PinboroughSomething in My Heart ChangedGayle GrobergYoung and HealthyBurton C. KellyThe Donna Carson Story: A Legacy of LoveMarilyn Whyte and Dorothy CasperSingle Threads in the Gospel TapestryKellene Ricks AdamsRegular FeaturesLine upon Line: Hope in ChristKathryn WoodI Have a QuestionDate of Christmas celebration Roger A. HendrixUse of phrase “and it came to pass” Donald W. ParryHelping our families grow spiritually Thomas A. HoltMormon JournalThe Grinch of Marshall Road Geri ChristensenThey Couldn’t Steal the Yuletide Spirit Debbie PfotzerThe Secret Dolls MarGene B. LyonChristmas Scribbles Stephanie B. PotzThe Visiting Teacher: Joyful Service to OthersPortraitsMatters of Balance: Diane Ellingson Renon Klossner HuletSide by Side by Side: Le Roy and Mary Wirthlin FamilyHis Standing Joke: Arthur Herrick Nancy JohnsonRandom SamplerEight Stockings of LoveIs Your Family Fireproof?More Than Just OrnamentsNews of the ChurchAnnual Index[illustration, photo] On the cover: Front, Even the Wise Men of the Earth Must Follow Divine Direction, by J. Leo Fairbanks, oil on canvas, 26″ x 36″, 1933. Courtesy of the Museum of Church History and Art. Back, photo by Matt Reier.Inside front cover: “The Time Is at Hand,” by Robert T. Barrett, oil on canvas, 48″ x 28″, 1988. Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Brook Roney. The above painting is a composite of historical events associated with the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. His coming brought hope of eternal life to all the world. “Lift up your head and be of good cheer,” the Lord told Nephi the day before His birth; “for behold, the time is at hand. … Behold, I come unto my own, to fulfil all things which I have made known unto the children of men from the foundation of the world.” (3 Ne. 1:13–14.)Inside back cover: Christmas Morning, by Jeanne Lundberg Clarke, oil on canvas, 60″ x 50″, 1984. Courtesy of the Museum of Church History and Art.