Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Ultimate Story, Part 2

And shepherds were, in the same country, living out-of-doors and guarding over their flock during the watches of the night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were afraid with a great fear.

And the angel said to them, “Don’t fear, for behold! I proclaim to you a great joy which will be to all the people: that there is born to you today a savior who is Christ Lord in the city of David. And this is to you the sign: you will find an infant who has been wrapped in swaddling and lying in a manger.”

And suddenly it happened with the angel an assembly of a heavenly army, praising God and saying, “Glory in the highest to God, and upon the earth peace among men of favor.”

And it happened as the angels went into heaven from them, the shepherds were saying to one another, “Now let us cross over to Bethlehem and let us see this word that has happened, which the Lord disclosed to us.”

And they went, hurrying, and found by searching Mary and Joseph and the infant lying in the manger. And seeing, they made known about the word which was spoken to them about this child. And all who heard marveled about what was spoken to them by the shepherds. And Mary protected all these words which she encountered in her heart.

And the shepherds went home, glorifying and praising God concerning all which they had heard and seen, just as it was spoken to them.

Luke 2:8-20

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