An animated Nativity projected on the ceiling of the Salt Lake Tabernacle is also part of the display this year. This new presentation, entitled “Peace on Earth,” uses shadow graphics, narration and musical underscore to tell the Christmas story in a child-friendly way that adults will also enjoy. The presentation lasts about four minutes and will alternate between Spanish and English. The images and audio tracks from the presentation are available at TempleSquare.org for re-creating this Christmas story at home.
“When we sing ‘Silent Night,’ we know the life of that Babe of Bethlehem did not begin there, nor did it end on Calvary. In a premortal realm, Jesus was foreordained by His Father to be the Messiah, the Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of all humankind. He was foreordained to atone for us. He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities(see Isaiah 53:5).