27.) December 25, 2020 Jesus Luke 2:1-18
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus* that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son.* She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.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 Messiah 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.” When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds.
(Only Matthew and Luke have infancy narratives)
Son of God, Son of Man, Son of David, Son of Mary, Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-forever, Prince of Peace, Emmanuel, The Word, The Alpha and The Omega, The Good Shepherd, The Vine, The Sheep Gate, The Way the Truth and the Light, The Light of the World, The Bread of Life, Lord, the Christ, Lord of the Sabbath, King of King, Lord of Lords, Master, Teacher, Rabbi, Preacher, Healer, Sacrifice, Redeemer, Son, Brother, Friend, and so much more.
Thought: How will I welcome Jesus today and everyday?