There is hustling and bustling all around and the season of 'gifts of plenty' and beautiful lights and delicious food is upon us. The family Christmas parties bring to life the very Spirit of the season. We are surrounded by the commercialization and the excitement of kids receiving the gifts they so badly anticipate. It is a lot of fun to be around and we feel the 'buzz' of all that is happening about us.
The part that I love the very most is the spirit of one person helping another. An extended hand to the less-fortunate. The kind word or gesture to the down-trodden. The freshly baked goodies that are given to the very simple in heart. The end result of our holiday experience will directly coordinate with our own personal effort to help lift another.
Our Example came to this earth and clearly showed us the way that we should go. It is He who walked among the simple of heart. It was they who benefited most by His outward display of pure love and affection. It was He who served them and it was that same Jesus who brought about miracles to the 'children of men'.
During this Christmas season may each of us remember who He truly is and His purpose to come and save all mankind. He is our Brother. He is the Master. It is by Him, and of Him that each one of us can one day enjoy the blessings of eternity which includes the return to our Father's presence, if we will do our part and keep His commandments.
Enjoy what today has to offer. He is the way, the truth, and the life! Our lives are blessed because of His coming. It is during this time of year that we are reminded of His important role in the Plan of Redemption that has been given to us.
The hustling and bustling that occurs will take on better meaning if we will remember the 'reason for the season'.