December 24, 2009

The Reason for the Season

This Christmas Eve I wanted to post this video I made about the birth of the Savior. The artwork was done by my grandmother Isabel Bacheler Smith (1898-1985). She loved the Savior and always depicted this love in her art. She of all people lived a life of service towards others, and truly gave her whole heart unto the Lord. She always looked for opportunities to serve. Her and my grandfather Monroe Smith started American Youth Hostels (AYH) and served thousands of youth throughout the world. They did this so that youth could learn about other cultures and people, in hopes of helping them to more fully love their neighbor as Christ had taught. Much of the artwork is taken from the AYH Knapsacks which were published each quarter. 

May the light of Christ rest upon each of you this Christmas Season, and may each of us reflect His light and life to others by living as He did. May each of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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