Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Old Christmas Card

Many years ago, I heard a Christmas song, sung by Jim Reeves and entitled An Old Christmas Card, that captured my heart in an instant. It brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye then as it has every year since.  With narration and song, it tells the remembered story of the dedicated love behind the careful choice of a Christmas card for one dearly cherished individual.

Why does this story of pure, intense love bring such strong emotions each and every year? It is because the love of God Our Father is the most powerful force in the universe. The greatest witness of love I am privileged to bear is the witness,

“God is love”.

Because of Our Father’s love for us, Our Savior Jesus Christ came into this world over two thousand years ago.  His was a sinless life of teaching about His Father and of exactly obeying  His Father’s will.  He taught us to pray, to ponder the scriptures, and to keep the commandments.  He healed spiritually by forgiving sins.  Physical healing took place through miracles of the blind seeing, the deaf hearing, the lame walking, and the dead being raised to life.

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6

This Christmas as you carefully choose that special Christmas card and gift for a dear one, cherish and wrap around your heart the intensity of the love you feel.  It  is a reflection of the love Our Father has for each one of us in giving us the gift of His Son.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

Sister Christine Masters    Full Time Missionary
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 
News Reporter Cambridge Idaho December 2014 


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