I always love listening to the Christmas devotional given by the First Presidency each year. This year we didnt get a chance to watch it on Sunday so today I finally watched it for the first time thru the internet. Every talk given by our first presidency was amazing! But one thing that President Eyring said really hit me this year. He said "each act of kindness to anyone becomes a kindness to Him, because he loves all of his chilren..."
The thing that came to my mind is the love I have for my own children! And whenever anyone does anything kind for my children it is like they are doing it to me. I have felt this much in my life as I have watched others (friends as well as family) bless the lives of my children. This is especially true when it comes to our extended families, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. Because we have not always lived near family, my children have not been able to spend a lot of time developing relationships with some of them. Therefore, when any of them does or says something kind to my children it is as if they are showing me their love. And I get it! I get how much it must make our Father in Heaven so happy when we do for eachother...simply because we love him whose children they are. I am especially grateful to our extended family who have helped us out with Michael's mission for several months this past year.
They have been there for him when we could not.
I can only imagine how our Heavenly Father feels when we help out our fellow brothers and sisters in his behalf.
This truly is what Christmas is all about!