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“Contents,” Ensign, Dec. 2009, 1–3


December 2009 Volume 39 • Number 12

On the cover

Front: Flight, by Rose Datoc Dall, courtesy of Church History Museum. Back: The Nativity, engraving by Gustave Doré.

Using This Issue

Teach the Importance of Reverence. When was the last time you felt or demonstrated true reverence? Consider spending time in your next family home evening discussing what it means to be reverent. You might use the articles found on p. 13 and p. 20 in your preparation.

Experience the Power of Compassionate Service. Several articles in this issue focus on compassionate service—the compassion that members have shown each other and the ultimate compassion shown all of us by the Savior Jesus Christ. (See pp. 24, 26, 31, and 62.) What service might you perform this season?

Celebrate Christmas with the First Presidency. Celebrate the season of the Savior’s birth by watching the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, to be held December 6 at 6 p.m. MST. (See or your local priesthood leader for broadcast information.)