Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tuesday Tunes

In the final days of our celebration of Christmas, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir shares this modern take on the age-old question "What Shall We Give?" to the babe in the manger, to Christ the King of Kings.

Christmas is not only a time of remembering what gifts we should give in Christ's name to those we love. It is also a time of remembering the gift God gave in our names and for our sakes - the gift of Christ. What are some of God's gifts that come to us through the Christmas story?

The first Christmas gift is the gift of Jesus, the light of the world.

The first Christmas gift given is the gift from God. His present is Jesus, the light of the world. Jesus is the light that shines in the darkness of our lives. For the light of the world, the gift of the Father of Lights, is Jesus.

Our Christmas decorations of lights, whether they be LED lights on our tree or candles on our table, remind us of the gift of the Creator - the light of the world. The incarnation of God in a baby is the Gospel's affirmation of the invasion into human darkness of the light of the world.
This video shows that, practically every single time, the best gifts do not come from the store. The best gifts in life really come from the heart; that of service to others, willingly, because you want to, not because you have to.

 And, that is what our Savior did during His mission; when he was living on earth. We can all learn so much, there is no such thing as learning everything about anything, in this life. What do you think?!