Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Jesus Christ, A Light Unto All - The Christmas Gift~

When I was in eighth grade I was asked to be the narrator of the Jr. High's Christmas Program. I was honored to have that opportunity; but very scared to do something like that. I was to memorize Luke 2 from the Old Testament. This wasn't an easy task for me; but with much practise I soon mastered the memorization. On the night of the performance; I was so nervous. As I went to the microphone the lights on the stage made it so I was unable to see the whole audience so that helped with some of my stage fright. As I recited the beautiful verses from Luke 2; I was filled with a deep love for my Savior. The music played by the Jr. High Orchestra  and the singing by the choir was so heartfelt. This was such a wonderful experience in my life. Even this day I can quote portions of Luke 2.
Throughout the world we have missionaries both young men ages 18 and older and young woman 19 and older that serve 18 months to 2 year missions for our church.These missionaries are in a companionship and they work hard to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They serve throughout the world. This season they will not be going home for Christmas and they do get homesick. However, most of them will tell you that being on a mission during Christmas time was one of their favorite moments on their missions. This Christmas season they will be sharing their thoughts on Christ; his birth and life. I hope you will take a moment to listen to a few of their thoughts on the Birth of Our Savior Jesus Christ found in the New Testament: Luke 2.


Denise said...

Bless you for sharing this sweet friend. Enjoyed seeing your comments on my blog tonight.

Marie said...

A beautiful post once again, LeAnn. I Love all that you share with us from your beautiful heart. Happy "Holy" days to you and your family! Did the cards arrive?? xxoo

Sue said...

How I love this message. It never gets old, does it? And neither does Luke, which we read every year on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas!


Debbie said...

what a beautiful video!!

The Adventurer said...

Showed the video to my kids, it was so good:) Thanks for sharing this video. Merry Christmas my dear bloggy friend
Many Blessings

Chantelle said...

A wonderful message, and a beautiful video. Thank you for sharing! :-)

Barb said...

Hi LeAnn!

Love this story, so sweet! No matter what you blog about, it's always inspiring to me - love you so much for that!!

I'm looking forward to reading Luke this Christmas, it's a story that should be read and remembered throughout the year!

Hugs and Love,

Christy Monson said...

You light up my life and many others around you! See you in January!

singing/granny said...

What a wonderful thing to have stored in your memory. It can be a comfort in hard times I am sure, as well as happy Christmases. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Melody

Mom of 12 said...

That is so awesome! I wish they still did that kind of stuff in the schools. There are so many people out there who know nothing of Christ and his teachings.


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