Luke 2:1-20 NASB
Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 Now Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 in order to register along with Mary, who was betrothed to him, and was pregnant. 6 While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock at night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 And so the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army of angels praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among people with whom He is pleased.”
15 When the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem, then, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. 17 When they had seen Him, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. 18 And all who heard it were amazed about the things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
Happy birthday Jesus,
On this day we honor You. We hail You as King of kings, the Messiah, the One and Only true God. We adore You Lord. We sing Holy, Worthy is our King, our Lord, our Redeemer! We shout hallelujah, glory to God in the highest. Let all the nations scream forth Your greatness. You alone are to be exalted.
Thank You Lord for creating this world with mankind and all of the provisions we need. Thank You for coming to this earth You created to set Your people free. Those who were in bondage are no longer slaves. We have been set free! Liberated! Thank You Lord.
Happy, cheerful and lively is the day You were born to take the sins of the world on Yourself and provide us with a direct route to God the Father. Thank You for choosing to come Lord full well knowing the agony of the cross. You loved us with an immeasurable love (John 3:16). How can we define that…so great a love. How can we even begin to thank You for all You have done?
Lord help us to be Your children in love and deed. Let us walk in a way that’s pleasing in Your eyes. Help us to remember the greatest gift that was ever given on this day. Guide us and direct us, Lord, as we submit our lives to You. You are awesome, great and mighty. We love You Father. Thank You. In Jesus’ name
Let’s worship with Group 1 Crew
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/