This Christmas season, follow the example of Jesus Christ and #LIGHTtheWORLD.

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Many of our memorable and enduring Christmas traditions include different kinds of lights—lights on trees, lights in and on our homes, candles on our tables. Indeed, light has significant meaning as we commemorate the humble birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
— Elder David A Bednar, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

 

Visit Mormon.org for simple ideas to share His light through service during the month of December.

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May we increasingly learn and more fully understand that Jesus Christ is the

"Light  which shineth in darkness..."

In every season of our lives, in all of the circumstances we may encounter, and in each challenge we may face, the Savior is the light that dispels fear, provides assurance and direction, and engenders enduring peace and joy. May the beautiful lights of every Christmas season remind us of Him who is the source of all light.

-  ELDer david A Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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In the New Testament account, a new star arose and wise men followed the light “till it came and stood over where the young child was.
— Matthew 2:9
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In the Book of Mormon account, the signs of Christ’s birth foretold by Samuel included “great lights in heaven” and a “night before he cometh [with] no darkness, insomuch that it shall appear … as if it was day.” “And behold, there shall a new star arise.’
— Helaman 14: 3 & 5
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In the Old World, Jesus taught, “I am the light of the world.” And in the New World, the Savior descended from the heavens and declared, “I am the light and the life of the world.” In both of these settings, the words used by the Lord to describe Himself were “the light.
— . John 8:12; see also John 9:5; Mosiah 16:9; Alma 38:9; 3 Nephi 9:18; 18:16; Doctrine and Covenants 10:70.