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.
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.
Now, with it being the week of Christmas, it’s time to talk about the most important figures in the birth of Christ – the infant Jesus and His parents.
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.
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.
If we want God to make a difference in our lives, it is according to our faith how much of an influence He will have.
There’s so much chaos around us right now. I need a break. And I need some clarity and peace. So today, I’m offering you my testimony.
This is what I felt was the best message for the moment – to seek the better. To seek the things of a better world. To seek the better part.