We humans are really good at making messes. But in any situation we face, Christ can make things right.
Christ is well-known for His life of love. Everything He did – from meeting people on the street to fulfilling His Atonement – was defined by love. To know how we need to show love, we need to understand Christ’s love. We need to recognize what was most important to Him and how He chose to live because of His most important values.
Christ shows up in our lives because He loves us and has sacrificed for us. Looking for how He shows up in our lives helps us recognize His love and awareness of us. It helps us see that we matter to Him, even when we fall short or don’t do everything we should.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of looking back on years like they were miserable and frustrating. I’m tired of the good things always being in some abstract future place that doesn’t exist. I’m ready for joy.
Donkeys have some interesting symbolism and roles in Christ’s life – and they teach us something about Christ’s character.
Christ is both the Lamb and the Shepherd. He sacrificed for us, and He protects us. Christ’s names – the Lamb of God and the Good Shepherd – are taught in these symbols that were physically present the night of His birth.
Light plays a beautiful role in Christ’s birth, but it’s also characteristic of Christ’s life. His service, His love, and His teaching emanated light and filled others with light as well.
What mercies have you seen this year? Let’s look for the good together and share that goodness with others.
Christ gives us what we need to face the turbulence around us – and that rarely includes taking the turbulence away.
Christ’s example of love and respect was so significant that it has persisted for 2,000 years. His example still stands for us to follow today.