18 December 2014

Luke 2: The Christmas Story

I remember as a little girl I loved using my mom's scriptures. I didn't have my own set at this time and I always felt special holding hers. I would flip through the pages and look at all of the things she highlighted. One chapter that always stood out to me was Luke 2. This chapter was the most marked in her Bible with the words "Christmas story" written on the side. I'm no master scriptorian, but I've always remembered this chapter. I'm grateful for my mom's love of Christmas and her love of the Savior. This time of year is a special one; let us remember why we celebrate it!

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem;
 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

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