“Contents,” Ensign, Dec. 2010, 1–3ContentsDecember 2010 Volume 40 • Number 12 On the CoverFront: Birth of the King, by Michael Dudash. Back: Good News of Great Joy—Shepherds by Night, by Michael Dudash. Limited-edition canvas and prints available at somersetfineart.com.MessagesFirst Presidency Message4Can We See the Christ?President Dieter F. UchtdorfVisiting Teaching Message7Our Responsibility to Participate in Temple and Family History WorkFeatures11Modern-day Fiery SerpentsDavid R. SmithI was sure I would have looked at the brazen serpent. Then I thought again.16Three StarsJohn B. RoweHow the testimony of the three witnesses led a naval officer to the gospel.18Commandments, Calamities, and the Second ComingElder James J. HamulaHeeding the call to repent and be sanctified.22Handel and the Gift of MessiahElder Spencer J. CondieSeven lessons from Handel’s composition.28Lullaby for TimothyKatherine Clement PoulsenHow Christ helped me trade my pain for peace.30A Gift Worthy of Added CareElder Neil L. AndersenSeeking and seeing the Holy Ghost in our lives.41Gospel in My Life: Not Enough Time?Hong Ook SonI didn’t think I had time for institute. The Spirit prompted me to make time.42They Spoke to Us: Fear NotElder Tad R. CallisterBecause of the Savior, we need not fear. For every problem, there is a solution.45Joining Voices, Uniting HeartsMelanie Massey HogganHow the gift of music brought greater harmony to our small town.48Three Generations of ChristmasLeslie Thomas Foy, Leslie Tuttle Foy, and Jeffrey W. FoyThe men of one family share a tradition of yuletide giving.58Christmas Traditions of the SeventyMembers of the Seventy share how they celebrate the season and remember the Savior’s birth.Our Homes, Our Families12Helping Children Exercise Their AgencyMarcos Fernando dos SantosA father shares thoughts about the importance of allowing children to exercise their agency.Living as Latter-day Saints14Find a ChurchKirsten BradfordThe students were outlining their most important life goals. How is it I’d never had to think about that one?By Study and by Faith52Glad Tidings of Great JoyEric D. HuntsmanAnother look at the most familiar story in Christendom.Gospel Solutions36One Heart and One MindFour members affected by disabilities share their experiences with giving and receiving service.Provident Living63Free to SmileAllie SchulteAfter a life of repression, Edit Kiss Kerbs learned from the missionaries to have faith in God.DepartmentsWhat We Believe8Jesus Christ Is the Only Begotten Son of GodAs we celebrate the birth of our Savior, we can also remember His divine Sonship.We Talk of Christ10The GiftJoan M. OlenyczMay we remember the greatest gift ever given.Serving in the Church17Unto the Least of TheseDianne W. StoddardSix suggestions for balancing callings with family responsibilities.66Latter-day Saint Voices70Small and Simple Things73Family Home Evening Ideas74News of the Church79In Other Church MagazinesUntil We Meet Again80Christmas in the VineyardLarry HillerWhat better way to show gratitude for the Savior’s birth than by serving others?