And there were in
the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over
their flock by night.
lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord
shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is
Christ the Lord.
this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
suddenly there was the angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God, and saying,
to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven,
the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto
Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord
hath made known unto us.
they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying
in a manger.
when they had seen it, they made know abroad the saying which was
told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered
at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
Mary kept all these thing, and pondered them in her heart.
the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the
things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
us all remember the reason for the season!
pray that your holiday is a truly Blessed one!