Author: Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
About Product: The Christmas season is a time of year filled with sparkling lights, beautiful decorations, and busy crowds of shoppers. In this Christmas message, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf reminds us that “all of these spectacular displays and decorations that compete for our attention can be beautiful and uplifting, but if that’s all we see, then we’re missing something that’s in plain sight . . . that which is essential and most sacred.” In this message, Elder Uchtdorf teaches us to see the Christ in Christmas amid the hustle and bustle of the season. Like those who recognized Christ as the Savior at His birth, we can open our eyes to see the Messiah and Savior of the world during this Christmas season and throughout the year.
About Author: Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October 2004. From February 2008 until January 2018 he served as the Second Counselor in the First Presidency. He became a General Authority in April 1994 and served as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy from August 2002 until his call to the Twelve. Prior to his calling as a General Authority, Elder Uchtdorf was the senior vice president of flight operations and chief pilot of Lufthansa German Airlines. Elder Uchtdorf was born in 1940 in what is now the Czech Republic. He grew up in Zwickau, Germany, where his family joined the Church in 1947. He and his wife, Harriet Reich Uchtdorf, are the parents of two children and have six grandchildren.