The Light of the World
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    “The Light of the World,” Friend, December 2019

    From the First Presidency

    The Light of the World

    Adapted from the 2011 First Presidency Christmas devotional.

    Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus

    Illustrations by Valeria Docampo

    Light is one of the most beautiful symbols of the birth of Jesus Christ. When Jesus was born, He brought light to a darkened world.

    Prophets taught that light would be a sign of the Savior’s birth. Years before Jesus was born, Samuel the Lamanite prophesied:

    “There shall be great lights in heaven, insomuch that in the night before He cometh there shall be no darkness, insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day.

    “And behold, there shall a new star arise, such an one as ye never have beheld” (Helaman 14:3, 5).

    This star guided the Wise Men to Jesus to worship Him. They gave Him precious gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.

    I testify that Jesus is the Living Christ. We can remember Him and try with all our hearts to love as He loves. That is the spirit of Christmas. It is the spirit of true happiness every day.

    Follow the Star

    a maze following stars

    When Jesus was born, the Wise Men followed the star. Color the stars below to help the Wise Men find Jesus.