The Gift

“The Gift,” Friend, Dec. 1993, 32–33

The Gift

And there came a voice out of heaven saying: This is my beloved Son (D&C 93:15).

Softly glowing starlight

From Christmas skies above

Reminds me of another star,

A symbol of God’s love.

I seem to see a stable

Bathed in heaven’s radiant light,

A tiny baby sleeping

On a still and holy night.

I hear the choirs of angels,

See shepherds, Wise Men too!

Hope lay wrapped in heaven’s light,

God’s gift to me and you.

The twinkling of each tiny star

In God’s bright heaven above

Reminds me of that treasured night

He sent the world His Son.

Illustrated by Julie F. Young