New International Version
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.”
Thank you so much for your faithfulness and love toward us. During this time of the year the world celebrates the ultimate gift you gave the world. May the Gift that truly never stops giving be celebrated even more this year, as the world cries out for hope, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior and Holy Gift. Amen.
Rev. Marcia Davis