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The Birth of Jesus Christ Can Give Everyone Hope

By Mormon.org

No matter what walk of life you come from or what is in your past, a simple universal truth exists—the birth of Jesus Christ can give everyone hope.

Jesus did many miracles during His earthly ministry, and His teachings are still taught in churches across the world to this day. His message is one of hope and love, and His birth more than 2,000 years ago makes our hope and faith worthwhile.

Jesus Was Born to Be Your Savior

The purpose of this life is to better yourself enough so that, after death, you can return to live with your Heavenly Father. But as it says in the Book of Mormon in 1 Nephi 10:21, “No unclean thing can dwell with God [but] must be cast off forever.”

So if you can’t go back to Heavenly Father unless you’re completely clean, then how can you make it back at all? Despite your efforts, you’re going to sin sometimes, and while you’re doing your best to overcome your weaknesses, you will still sometimes fall short.

That’s what’s so miraculous about the birth of Christ. When Jesus came into this world, He provided a way for all of God’s children to return to His presence in the next life. Jesus was born to literally be your Savior. As John taught, “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world” (1 John 4:14).

Jesus’s Example Can Lead You to God

The more you try to live a Christlike life and overcome your sins, the closer you’ll come to God. Remember the words that the prophet Nephi wrote—no unclean thing can dwell in the presence of God. It’s impossible to be perfectly clean in this life, but as you strive to become that way you’ll find yourself spiritually stronger and better able to face the temptations of the world.

Jesus’s Gospel Can Give Everyone Hope

The teachings explained here—and many more—comprise the gospel of Jesus Christ. At its core it’s a simple message—as long as you believe in Christ and His Atonement, sincerely ask forgiveness for your sins, and work to become better, you can be saved.

Hope is a powerful tool, especially in a world like the one we live in today. The world is full of anger, strife, and wars. But through it all, the gospel of Jesus Christ can give you the hope you need to overcome anything and return to live with Heavenly Father once more.