From my family to yours, Merry Christmas! And may you always remember the true meaning of the season. Blessings!
also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to
the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the
house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed
wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there the
days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her
firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a
manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields,
keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the
Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and
they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, "Do not be
afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be
to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a
Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you:
You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger."
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the
heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that
the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go to Bethlehem and see
this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to
us." And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe
lying in a manger. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known
the saying which was told them concerning the Child. And all those who
heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the
shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her
heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all
the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them. - Luke 2:1-20