Following the Light

“Following the Light,” Liahona, Dec. 2008, F2–F3

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

Following the Light

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

“Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him” (Matthew 2:1–2).

The Wise Men followed the light of a star to find and worship the Savior. We worship Him by following the light of His example. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is perfectly obedient, merciful, and kind. He spent His time on earth in service, and He gave His life so we could repent and live eternally. Because He came to earth, we know who we are: beloved children of Heavenly Father.

This Christmas, may we sing with joy, pray in gratitude, and carry out kind deeds. As we strive to become more like the Savior, we will have joy and happiness during this wonderful season and peace each day of the year.

President Thomas S. Monson
President Henry B. Eyring
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Even the Wise Men of the Earth Must Follow Divine Direction, by J. Leo Fairbanks, courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art