|The Christmas Story according to Luke
|Now it happened in those days, that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people. For there is born to you, this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough."
|Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest. On earth peace, good will toward men."|
It happened, when the angels went away from them into the sky, that the shepherds said one to another, "Let's go to Bethlehem, now, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us."
They came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the feeding trough. When they saw it, they publicized widely the saying which was spoken to them about this child. All who heard it wondered at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds.
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken to them. ~Luke 2:1-20
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|Thanks be to God!|
May you have the gift of faith,
the blessing of hope,
and the peace of His love
to share with others at Christmas and always.
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