Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Greatest Story EVER !

And it came to pass that in those days , there went out a decree from Caesar Agustus that all should be taxed.  And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.  And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city...
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house of lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child...
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for him in the inn.
And there were in the same country the 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 bout them: and they were sore afraid...

And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people...For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even into Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the lord hath made known unto us...
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in the manger.
courtesy of the King James Bible Luke  2; 1-16...   Happy Birthday Jesus !

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