Merry Christmas!

Luke 2:8-20
 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
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At this blessed time of the year let us not forget why we celebrate. Emmanuel, God with us. It is because Jesus Christ (God) came to earth, and was born (as a Man) through the Virgin Mary, that we can know Him. She was just a girl born into sin, but God chose her to use as the way for God to come to earth and be with us. It is only because of His great love for us that we can be righteous (without sin) in His sight.   And He could only be without sin because He was God and He could only die a perfect sacrifice as a Man. He paid the price for your sin with His life. And it is because He came that we will be with Him when we leave this world.

Praise the name of Jesus forever!