The BYU Management Society Salt Lake Chapter is excited to invite you to this Virtual Christmas Devotional event with Bradley R. Wilcox.
You make a conscious choice for the season to be “merry and bright.” Come listen to how we can stay focused on Christ at Christmas and all year. He is the source of enduring joy.
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.
Bradley R. Wilcox is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He is a graduate of BYU and received a Ph.D. 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.”
Both the speaker and performers specifically requested the event NOT be recorded or be available on-demand.
Brigham Young University
Department of Ancient Scripture
Utah Legacy Productions
Larson & Company
Professional Development Committee Chair
Distinguished Utahn Committee Co-Chair
Distinguished Utahn Committee Co-chair
Scholarship Committee Chair
Professional Development Committee Member
Assistant Executive Secretary
Digital Communications Chair