About this event
The BYU Management Society Phoenix, Denver, and San Diego Chapters are excited to co-host and invite you to this Virtual Christmas Devotional event with Bradley R. Wilcox!
One December I saw a clever sign on the marquee of a Christian church: “Christmas is not your birthday!” I got their point, but I still had to disagree because I was born right on December 25th. Despite the drawbacks, my Christmas birthday has always added sparkle to the season and made Christmas joyous. However, for some people Christmas is not the happiest time of the year. Consider the parents waiting in line so their screaming children can see Santa. Think of the store employees who watch people stampede over each other like animals to get the latest electronic gadgets. What about the frazzled teachers who have to deal with children who have been loaded up on sugar since Halloween? Consider the UPS drivers who deal with furious customers when packages arrive late or the airport workers when flights are canceled. In a more serious vein, Christmas is not always happy for those who are alone, far from family, or who had a loved one die in December. I’m afraid “merry and bright” don’t just automatically come with the season. They have to be a conscious choice. Come listen to how we can stay focused on Christ at Christmas and all year. He is the source of enduring joy.
About Bradley R. Wilcox
Bradley R. Wilcox is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He is a graduate of BYU and received a PhD from the University of Wyoming. In April 2020 he was sustained as the second counselor for the Young Men's General Presidency. He is the author of several books, including The Continuous Atonement and the BYU devotional address “His Grace Is Sufficient.”