Luke 2:8-20 (Msg) There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”  13-14At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him. 15-18As the angel choir withdrew into heaven, the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Seeing was believing. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child. All who heard the sheepherders were impressed. 19-20Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told!

Today’s word reminds us that the birth and coming of our “Lord Jesus” was the “Perfect Gift” as we celebrate and enjoy our family, friends, and loved ones. Don’t forget to remind everybody of the “Perfect Gift Verse 13-14 says the angels shouted praises of “Glory to God and peace to all men”

May the blessing of JOY abide within you, May the blessing of PEACE rest upon you,
May the blessing of LOVE flow through you, May all the blessings of the Lord be yours at Christmas and in the New Year. Thanks for allowing me the privilege to serve you sisters and brothers in Christ, Love all of you with my Heart!

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