to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger,
because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their
flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord
shone around them, and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them,
'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord.
This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths
and lying in a manger.'
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel,
praising God and saying,
'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men
on whom his favor rests.'"
May the peace of Christ rule in your heart.