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On the Ninth Day of Christmas,

God sent a Star. He sent Light to the world.

Matthew 2:2, 9-10 - “…where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and are come to worship him…and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.”

Dear Family & Friends,

As bright and magnificent as the star was, its brilliance would pale in comparison to the light given to the world through the birth of Jesus Christ. The beautiful star, a beacon to the word, announced that a far greater Light, the source of all light, had been born, and never again would darkness triumph. Never fading, ever vigilant, the star shone bright for several years, guiding the wisemen to the tiny child who would, in turn, through His example and teachings, light our path and guide His follower’s home.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf wrote, “With Christ, darkness cannot succeed. Darkness will not gain victory over the light of Christ…The light of Christ enlightens and saturates the souls of all who hearken to the voice of the Spirit…Christ’s light brings hope, happiness, and healing of any spiritual wound or ailment…No matter how often or how far we fall, the light of Christ ever burns brightly. And even in the deepest night, if we but step toward Him, His light will consume the shadows and reignite our souls.”

All of God’s children are born with the light of Christ. Matthew 5:14-16 reads, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

As the Star of Bethlehem guided the wisemen through the perilous journey to kneel before the Son of God, we too should let our light shine for all those who walk with us or follow after us. With our actions, words, and values, we can bring hope, provide comfort, and lift up those with whom we come into contact. For light does not ask darkness to change. Light changes darkness just by being light.

As David A. Bednar wrote, “May the beautiful light of every Christmas Season remind us of Him, who is the source of all light.”

On the ninth day of Christmas, God sent the star. He gave Light to the world.

Love Always,

Hubby & Elle


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