Thursday, December 4, 2014

The sights of Christmas

Yesterday was a wonderful day!  Rick and I work in the SL Temple Baptistry on Wednesdays. After missing last week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday it felt really wonderful to be back in the temple again.  I have been thinking on the Savior a lot this week and of this wonderful time of the year when we celebrate His birth and life.  I have been filled with gratitude as I think of the amazing gift that He gave me. The gift of the atonement.   He is perfect.  He is merciful.  He is love.   I know that if I pattern my life after His then I will have joy.  Everlasting joy.  I love Him!

After the temple Rick and I had dinner at The Garden overlooking the beautiful lights.  Then we strolled through Temple Square among the throngs of people.  Tears came to my eyes as I heard the recording of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing "The First Noel" as we overlooked the manger scene.  I was close to tears as we walked through the visitor's center and saw the still pictures of the Nativity.... especially the last one as it depicted the mother Mary and Jesus as a toddler.  I had such amazing feelings as I gazed up at our beautiful temple and recognize all the good that goes on inside.
It was truly a beautiful and inspiring night!

Of course, we had to walk by the Macy's candy windows.  Such incredible designs.

These next two were my favorites....

It makes me wonder what happens to all that candy at the end of the season.  
There sure is a lot!

I'm so glad that Rick and I were able to have this time together:)

1 comment:

  1. Your gorgeous pictures make me want to come to Salt Lake just specially to SEE all those lovely sights! What a nice little 'walk' you had!!