“He Is the Gift,” New Era, Dec. 2014, 10–11
With Christmas coming, there’s a lot of excitement about the gifts that’ll be placed under the Christmas tree. You’ll find them with bows and tags. They’ve come from stores and websites—or maybe the creative hands of a loved one. But the greatest gift of all won’t be found under the tree or come from a store. And it’s the reason we even celebrate Christmas.
The greatest gift was given by our Heavenly Father to all of His children. It’s the gift of His Son, the Savior: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Because of Christ, we can overcome the obstacles of sorrow, sin, and death, and we can be strengthened to become more like Him. Because of the Father’s gift, we can be changed forever.
As you celebrate that greatest gift this Christmas season, you’re invited to share it with others by visiting christmas.mormon.org. You’ll find the short video “He Is the Gift” to share, and you can also read and share social media posts with your feelings about Christmas and the Savior using the hashtag #ShareTheGift. You can even come up with ideas for how you’ll share the gift of Christ and then write them on a printable sign, take a picture, and share it on social media. It’s giving gifts like these that helps you become more like Jesus Christ, the greatest gift of all.
How will you #ShareTheGift?