Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Day 32: Declare Glad Tidings of Great Joy!

40 Days Transformation and Change of Heart
Day 32: Declare Glad Tidings of Great Joy!

I'm betting today is a busy day for all of us- hustling to get Christmas ready. 
I'm hoping as part of my change of heart to not get so caught up in the busy that I forget the reason.
 I want to have my words and actions today to be like the angels that rejoiced in song declaring 
"Glad Tidings of Great Joy!"

"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them." Luke 2:7-20
"Lift up your heart and rejoice, for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed, and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation."   Doctrine & Covenants 31:3
We can be like Mary and Joseph by doing what God wants us to do.
We can be like the shepherds and Wise Men by following Jesus Christ.
We can be like the angels by telling others the real story of Christmas.

And we can be like Jesus by following His example!
What will your words and actions declare today?

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