Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields
and keeping the night watch over their flock.
The angel of the Lord appeared to them
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were struck with great fear.
The angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid;
for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people.
For today in the city of David
a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.
And this will be a sign for you:
you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes
and lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host
with the angel, praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Happy Birthday, Jesus our Savior!
Thank You for incarnating Yourself as a vulnerable little baby, born in a humble manger, surrounded by purity, to grow and eventually be tortured and crucified.
All because You love us so.
We love You with all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds, and with all our strength.