In the Bible in the Gospel of Luke, we read about our Savior’s birth.
Jesus is born! Bible verses tell the story about the birth of Jesus Christ and the visitation of the shepherds.
6 While they were there the days of her confinement were completed. 7 She gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the place where travelers lodged.
8 There were shepherds in that region, living in the fields and keeping night watch by turns over their flocks. 9 The angel of the Lord appeared to them as the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were very much afraid. 10 The angel said to them:
“You have nothing to fear! I come to proclaim good news to you-tidings of great joy to be shared by the whole people. 11 This day in David’s city a savior has been born to you, the Messiah and Lord. 12 Let this be a sign to you: in a manger you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes.”
13 Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, 14
“Glory to God in the high heaven, peace on earth to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another: “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.”
16 They went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger; 17 once they saw, they understood what had been told them concerning this child. 18 All who heard of it were astonished at the report given them by the shepherds.
Luke 2: 6-18
This Bible reading about the birth of Jesus is from the Gospel of Luke. The scripture tells us of the most amazing event in history: the birth of the Word incarnate-Jesus Christ, God made man. God was so happy to share the good news that He sent angels to tell shepherds about Jesus’ birth. They were so excited that they wanted to see for themselves what the angels told them. They saw the babe with their own eyes.
God shares this same good news with us: Jesus Christ is born! We can find Him in the manger with His mother Mary and St. Joseph. Will we look for Him? Will we listen to the massage of the angels and keep watching the sheep, or will we seek out the newborn babe and go find Him?
May we chose this Advent season, this Christmas, and every day to seek our Jesus.
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