As we prepare for upcoming Christmas celebrations, let’s not get so busy that we forget to be spiritually receptive to the messenger bringing the good news at the heart of Christmas. In the first verse of the Responsive Reading of this week’s Bible Lesson, titled “Christ Jesus,” Isaiah, like a good watchman, joyously declares, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” ( 52:7 ).
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