The Nativity play we missionaries were in. (I case you can’t recognize…I am a wise man/person.) Our Mission President sent us missionaries this…I love it! “The greatest gift we can give to our Savior is the gift of the souls of the people we love and serve here. In Luke 15:7 Jesus taught, “I say unto you that…joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over the ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentence.”
It warms my heart to know that of all the gifts that could be given to the Savior, we have the privilege to be able to give to Him the gift that He would treasure most, the exaltation and eternal life of His children. Knowing what we know, is there anything else you would rather give to Him? Even though He seemingly has everything, there may be one thing that He doesn’t have yet. It is something that you actually have control of that isn’t determined by the agency of someone else. The thing that he doesn’t have is YOU with Him forever yet.
President Eyring has said, “I hope you are touched by the feeling of His heart enough to sense how much he wants to know that you are coming home. You can’t give that gift to Him in one day, or one Christmas, but you can show Him today that you are on the way.” We can show Him that we are on the way as we live fully consecrated lives as missionaries. You can do that as you study the scriptures, or kneel and pray. You do that as you attend the temple and live up to your covenants. If you are already doing this then look around and help other people that He also loves to be able to find their way home also. May each of you be willing to let Him know that you are coming home to Him one day soon and that you are also going to bring a few more of His children with you.”
LOVVVVVEE YOUUUU. Sister Winkler