On Christmas Eve we talked about how important Christ is in our lives and how as a family, we want to come closer to Him. I suggested that we adopt the following scripture from the Book of Mormon as our theme for this year:
32 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.
33 And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy, without spot.
The goal is to “come unto Christ” through our study, prayer, activities, and actions this year. The grace of Christ is a powerful force for change and I want my children to experience that more fully in their lives. I want them to know He is the one they can always rely on, put their hope and trust in, and know that whatever happens, His light will always shine the way forward.
I look forward to 2016 and the opportunities that lie ahead and will share our journey here.