Christ is the Giver of Every Good Gift, At Christmastime and Every Time

I love last week’s reading for the Come, Follow Me study guide of Moroni 10 from the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It contains so many yummy gems. The videos above and below talk about all these goodies. I love, love, love that Moroni 10 talks about gifts. It says that Christ is the giver of every good gift. How true that is! What’s even better than that, it says that if we are to come unto Christ, we are to lay hold onto every gift. Then it gives a list of spiritual gifts in Moroni 10:9-18, with an injunction for us to receive these gifts:

 For behold, to one is given by the Spirit of God, that he may teach the word of wisdom;

10 And to another, that he may teach the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

11 And to another, exceedingly great faith; and to another, the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

12 And again, to another, that he may work mighty miracles;

13 And again, to another, that he may prophesy concerning all things;

14 And again, to another, the beholding of angels and ministering spirits;

15 And again, to another, all kinds of tongues;

16 And again, to another, the interpretation of languages and of divers kinds of tongues.

17 And all these gifts come by the Spirit of Christ; and they come unto every man severally, according as he will.

18 And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember that every good gift cometh of Christ.

Here’s a great talk by Elder Larry Lawrence about spiritual gifts. A clip from the talk is below. You can watch the whole thing here. I encourage you to listen to it and get hope and inspiration. How wonderful to know that we can and are supposed to receive every gift. We can and are supposed to ask God for these gifts! I like to think of Christmas as a taste and foreshadowing, because of the gifts given and received. These gifts remind us that Heavenly Father and Christ have many more gifts in store for us. That includes the day when we will be perfected in Christ.

Now here is my Veggie Gal friend Becky Edwards’ video of her favorite takeaways of Elder Lawrence’s speech. This is all so wonderful!

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