And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they …
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born This Day (emphasis mine) in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:8-12)
This day … the fullness of time had come (and) God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
This day … the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
This day … the Son of God became the son of man so that the sons of man could become the sons of God.
This day … Heaven gave up its Light so that the darkness of the world could be overcome by the light of the world.
This day … an infant babe miraculously came out of a virgin’s womb to forever change the course of the history of the world.
This day … the King of Kings was born in a humble stable in the presence of donkeys, sheep and other animals.
This day … The message came forth from the halls of heaven: “This is my beloved son.”
This day … He who was rich, for your sakes became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich. (2 Cor. 8:9)
This day … our Savior, Jesus was born!
(I recommend that you cut out this article and use it with your family devotions and Scripture reading on Christmas morning.)
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