Out in the fields, an angel of the Lord appeared to the
shepherds who were tending their flocks of sheep by night. The angel
that the Savior had been born in the town of David.
great host of heavenly beings appeared with the angels
singing praises to God. As the angelic beings departed, the
decided to travel to Bethlehem and see the Christ-child.
found Mary, Joseph and the baby, in the stable. After their
they began to spread
the word about this amazing child and everything the angel
had said about him.
They went on their way still praising and glorifying God.
But Mary kept quiet,
treasuring their words and pondering them in her heart.
It must have been beyond her
ability to grasp, that sleeping in her arms—the tender child
she had just borne—was the
Savior of the world
"And she will bear a Son; and you shall call
His name Jesus, for it is He who will save
His people from their sins."