Wonderful time of the year!
As many of you
know, we are in our Christmas season in Branson, Missouri. We open up
our show with a song made famous by Andy Williams called, “It’s the
Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and it truly is!
When thinking about this, I know that I
personally find joy when I take time to ponder the true reason of
Christmas. Are we making room in the season for the Savior? What about
the other days of the year?
I am learning a new Christmas song for our Christmas
show in England. My part of the song goes as follows: “I can’t understand
how the very same people, who act so freely and sing so jolly, could be so
gloomy the other days of the year.”
In reading a recent message from President Monson,
he wrote, “Do we make time in our lives and room in our hearts for the
Savior? It is vital that we, like the Wise Men from the East, remain fixed
upon His star and come to worship Him. As we follow in His footsteps
today, and as we emulate His example, we will have opportunities to bless
the lives of others. Jesus invites us to give of ourselves. Behold, the
Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind.”
When we remember Him daily, His spirit will always
be with us, and lift us as we lift others. We will then find pure joy in
our hearts daily, not just at Christmas time.
Merry Christmas & Best Wishes to all of you
throughout the coming year!