Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. —1 John 4:7-8
For me, one of the greatest miracles of the Christmas story is the love which it reflects. First is the love which our Father in Heaven has for his children: “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.” There is the love which the Savior has for each of us. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” The love of God has been described as “the highest, noblest, strongest kind of love” “and the most joyous to the soul.” This spirit of love and concern seems to be especially strong during the Christmas season. —Bonnie L. Oscarson
This Day in LDS History
1839: Missionaries arrive in Scotland for the first time.