Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds released her annual Christmas video message to Iowans. The video message reads as:  

“From a humble stable in Bethlehem more than 2000 years ago, the world was given the greatest gift of all time, a newborn King sent to bring light to the world. 

“This Christmas season, the part of the world where Jesus was born is impacted by war. And yet, his promise of peace is everlasting. 

 “As we gather to celebrate this joyous holiday with family and friends, let us be reminded of the many blessings that we enjoy as a free people and the responsibility we have to each other as children of God. 

“On Christmas and always, may we be the light in the darkness.  

“Kevin and I, and our family, wish you and yours a Christmas filled with joy and light. 

“God bless you and Merry Christmas.” 

You can view the video message here