“Prophecies of Jesus Christ,” Friend, December 2018
At Christmastime we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. There were many prophecies of His birth.
An angel told Mary, “Thou shalt … bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus” (Luke 1:31).
The prophet Isaiah wrote about the Messiah. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given” (Isaiah 9:6).
Lehi taught about “a Savior of the world” (1 Nephi 10:4).
The prophet Abinadi said, “Did not Moses prophesy unto them concerning the coming of the Messiah and that God should redeem his people?” (Mosiah 13:33).
An angel showed Nephi a vision of Mary with baby Jesus. “And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father!” (1 Nephi 11:21).
I pray we will remember that Christmas is not just a season of “greetings” or “happy holidays.” It is a celebration of the birth of the Son of God. It is a time to remember His teachings and His Atonement.