Today has been a wonderful day full of love, laughter, and light. Of course we've had the presents and the treats, and I'm definitely super excited about the gifts I received this year. But more importantly, we were also able to spend time in worship and wonder. As occurred in most wards today, my family's ward's Sacrament Meeting consisted of several musical numbers devoted to the birth of the Babe who has been called the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace. All the numbers were beautiful, and I felt the Spirit so strongly that I wasn't able to sing the closing hymn, "Joy to the World," because I was overcome by tears of joy.
Amidst all the trimmings and trappings, I thought I'd give a little spiritual thought from someone who can say it much better than I. In the words of President Uchtdorf, as spoken during the First Presidency Christmas devotional, "May each Christmas season remind us to lift up our voices and fill our hearts with joy and gratitude that Christ the King has come! Christ lives! He is real. He is our Redeemer at Christmas and always."
Merry Christmas, everyone!