Christmas Quotes

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Quotes about Christmas

"On that night in Bethlehem there was no room for him in the inn and this was not the only time during the thirty-three years of his sojourn in morality that there was no room for him.  Herod sent soldiers to Bethlehem to slay the children.  There was no room for Jesus in the domain of Herod, so his parents took him to Egypt. 

During his ministry there were many who made no room for his teachings -- no room for the gospel he taught.  There was no room for his miracles, for his blessings, no room for the divine truths he spoke, no room for his love or faith.  He said to them, 'The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head' (Matthew 8:20).

"Even in our day, although two thousand years have passed, there are many who say the same thing that was said on that night in Bethlehem.  'There is no room, no room' (see Luke 2:7).  We make room for gifts, but sometimes no room is made for the giver.  We have room for the commercialism of Christmas and even pleasure-seeking on the Sabbath day, but there are times when there is not room for worship.  Our thoughts are filled with other things -- there is no room."

(From a talk given at Beneficial Life Insurance Company, 15 December 1981; quoted in The Teachings of Howard W. Hunter, pp. 41-42)


"Gods gifts, unlike seasonal gifts, are eternal and unperishable, constituting a continuing Christmas which is never over!  These infinite gifts are made possible by the 'infinite atonement.' ...

"He before whom a few gifts were laid in that lowly manger has spread so many gifts before us, thereby providing an unending Christmas.  In fact, from Him for whom there was no room at the inn there comes to the faithful so many blessings 'that there shall not be room enough to receive [them]'! (Malachi 3:10.)"

(Neal A. Maxwell, "The Christmas Scene," Bookcraft 1994, pp. 4, 5)


"Wise men still seek Him."