At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the
And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the village inn.
The Shepherds and Angels
That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terribly frightened, but the angel reassured them. Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Savior–yes, the Messiah, the Lord–has been born tonight in
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others–the armies of heaven–praising God:
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and peace on earth to all whom God favors.”
(NLT Luke 2 1-14)