From my family to yours, Merry Christmas! And may you always remember the true reason for the season. Blessings!
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.
Now 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."
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
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