Happy Dec. 4th
“Tis the Season to be Jolly…” Music to hum today:
Deck the Halls, An Old Welsh Carol
Jolly: Being in good spirits; merry. Cheerfully festive. Delightful, charming. To try to keep in person a good humor. To gain a desired end.
Did Jesus Christ smile?
Have you ever thought about it?
From the Scriptures: And it came to pass that Jesus blessed them as they did pray unto him; and his countenance did smile upon them, and the light of his countenance did shine upon them…
3rd Nephi 19:25
Application: At the dinner table, after you have lit your little candle and you have eaten your dinner, tell your family you want to play a simple game. The game is this: Everyone has to sit there and stare at each other without smiling. See how long you can go without giggling, snickering, or laughing.
A not-so-easy goal for Christmas is to show the feeling of being “jolly.” Try to smile at everyone. Even the people who cut you off in the car or the grouches at work or in the store lines. Notice that feeling “jolly” is contagious.
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. Proverbs 17:22
When you read scriptures about the Savior this Christmas, picture him smiling. What a “feel good” visual.
What was baby Jesus’ first smile like to his mother, Mary? Did he smile after he created the earth? Did he smile after he was baptized? Did he smile when he brought the children to him? Did he smile when 5,000 people’s tummys were full and ready to hear his words? I believe the answer is YES.
Picture him smiling…at you! You are loved by Him.