Luke 2:1-20

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The Birth of Jesus
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.)  And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth 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 Saviour 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 favour rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another,
“Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

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13 thoughts on “Luke 2:1-20”

  1. I love the part about “Mary treasuring all these things and pondering them in her heart” … I have learnt how to treasure things in my heart and ponder on them, and it’s become an awesome treasure in my life. It’s a place where only God and I can go .. and I LOVE the treasures I carry in my heart!

  2. Even right at the start of the story regarding Jesus we are reminded not to be afraid – “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests.” Blessings to you Jonie

  3. A child is born, we must be born again, and become new beings, we move from Adam stage to Jesus stage that brings us peace and eternal life.

  4. Good morning Joni, thank you for sharing such a wonderful verse.Bless you my friend,and have a great day:)

  5. So far beyond our human thoughts and feelings and plans — Thank you, Lord God, for your incredible love and forgiveness and mercy — for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Light and Salvation!!! All glory and honor and praise be unto You now and forever!!!

  6. The day Christ was born was the greatest story ever to be written…and among the greatest ever to be told…It was the beginning of our forever after…God bless the days! Have mercy upon me… for I am foolish at times… but You know my heart and in it You placed a promise that feeds my faith…I believe in You because You’ve first believed in me……….Jonie this is my correction…somethings just aren’t meant to be rushed…Hugs my friend

  7. Hello,

    I have an odd request. You used a picture of a stained glass nativity scene on your Dec.20, 2009 blog. I have also used this picture but lost track of the original. Can you remember where you got it? If so, could you let me know?

    Thanks, Elsie

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