The Reason for the Wonder

    “The Reason for the Wonder,” Friend, Dec. 2009, 2–3

    A Christmas Message from the First Presidency to the Children of the World

    The Reason for the Wonder

    The Christmas season is one of the most wonderful times of the year. However, it is not the gifts, the trees, the decorations, or the food that make this a season full of wonder.

    It is when we remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that the Christmas season becomes truly special.

    As we strive to remember our Savior, our desire to live like Him will grow. It is no coincidence that Christmas is the time of the year when people are the most loving, the most giving, the most kind, and the most grateful.

    As we try to follow Christ’s example this season and do our best to live as He did, let us find ways to lift up those around us. Let us celebrate our Savior’s birth by being followers of Christ in word and deed.

    We testify that as we do so, the desire to follow Him that grows within us at Christmas will continue to develop throughout the upcoming year.

    President Thomas S. Monson

    President Henry B. Eyring

    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

    The Nativity, by Nathan Pinnock