The Bethlehem innkeeper never got a second chance to house the holy family, but those who seek to follow the babe born in his stable will not only make room for Christ, they will emulate his light, his love and his care for others.

That was the message shared with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide on Sunday as the faith’s First Presidency presented its annual Christmas devotional in the Conference Center, with music by the Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.

Life’s busyness requires a “conscious, committed effort to bring Christ into our homes and lives,” said Church President Thomas S. Monson.  And while opportunities to give of self are limitless, “they are also perishable. There are hearts to gladden. There are kind words to say. There are gifts to be given. There are deeds to be done. There are souls to be saved.”

More about this event and the messages delivered there can be seen here.