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May peace and goodwill
Distill upon this earth
May this day be tranquil
In honor of His birth

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Why Christmas?

Christmas is a day for family
for souls to come unto Christ
To turn to our children, happily
And put magic in their eyes
Christmas is a time for remembering
His message of peace and goodwill
That in man’s affairs, He is governing
Through His light that shines, sweet and still
Christmas is a time for expressing love
And for the sharing of our gifts 
For turning hearts to God above
To feel pure love that uplifts
I am so thankful for the abundance of videos about the birth of the Savior and for the matchless record in the scriptures of this remarkable day.

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Pride is a facade
A wall put in place
To hide us from God
As sins we embrace
Out in the open
The Savior was born
Before the Heavens
Let us, Him, adore
Come Let Us Adore Him
Elder Bruce D Porter
Dec Ensign 2013
Isn’t it a marvel- 
That He hears us when we pray?
He avails Himself to all
As the Light, the Life, the Way!

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In the meridian of time, for the Jews
Midst subjication, murder, and tyranny
They searched prophecies for signs of good news
And grew anxious for the birth of their King

But, He was born to a family- quite common
Who had the burden of labor to bear
How could teachings of forgiveness and love help them?
Threat was a palpable feeling in the air

Because of the occupation over the land
They wanted someone to bring to them justice
To free them from the present scourge at hand
Instead of hope, they saw trouble from Jesus

Still, He taught those with eyes to see and ears to hear
In the common language….parables to understand
He reached humble hearts and God’s ways were made clear
It was faith and good works- that would free this promised land

To look to the world- the arms of the flesh
Only causes battles for power to rage on
Treasonously, they put Him to death
By crucifixion which was heinously long!

He was put to death by them and for them
His compassion and love was expressed
He prayed that they would be forgiven
As, through Him, all mankind would be blessed

Now at this season where we give and receive
And teach our children the wonders of His birth
May we gather with loved ones this Christmas Eve
And seek for the Babe with our hearts, for rebirth

May we hold in our hearts pure charity
And seek to forgive and be forgiven
May we let Him teach us with clarity
His great Sermon on the Mount, once given

May we be as a child and humbly submit
To all that our Father requires
Obey His commandments and recommit
To serve Him who freely inspires

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In Spirit, may we all
Take the trip to Bethlehem
And warm our hearts with awe
At all we have been given

Let the bright star guide us
To where the promised baby lay
God’s gift to us, Jesus
Let us witness, this holy day

Let us be touched anew
With tender feelings from this night
And our covenants renew
To carry and share of His light

Offering for sampling
His kindness, gentleness,
Hope, love, understanding…
His light of holiness

May hearts soften, forgive,
And more kindly reach out
To where those in need live
Who, in some way go without

May Jesus reshape our thinking
He lived and died for us
May there be more time for giving
May we share of Him, thus

Thoughts from President Thomas S. Monson’s words

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Silent Night

If you want to keep hope alive
You must not let go of it yourself
You must leave the ninety and nine
And rescue that one in need of help

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mormon lds ideas

Starting today, I will pray
And reach out to just ‘one’
To share the Lord’s love this way-
As my gift to the Son
Put Your Trust in the Lord

“We are simply asking all members to pray, knowing that if every member, young and old, will reach out to just ‘one’ between now and Christmas, millions will feel the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. And what a wonderful gift to the Savior.”

—M. Russell Ballard, “Put Your Trust in the Lord
Topics: work of salvation

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