At this Christmas time the words of Martha, the sister of Mary and Lazarus, are particularly moving and heartfelt. As recorded in the Gospel of John she said, “I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.” (John 11:24–27)
His coming is the lynch pin, the crux, for making sense of the whole human condition, our daily lives and experiences. Indeed, “there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ. He is the life and the light of the world. He is the word of truth and righteousness.” (Alma 38:9) Christ is the answer and the solution. He is not a backup plan or crutch.
I hope and pray that you will have a Christ centered holiday season and find the peace and joy spoken of, by angels, to shepherds in their fields near Bethlehem. (Luke 2:10, 13-14)