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Read. Reflect. Pray #rdwdCHRISTMAS16 Luke 2:8-12 The Shepherds and Angels 8 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9 Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s...
Read. Reflect. Pray #rdwdCHRISTMAS16 Luke 2:6-7 6 And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. 7 She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a...
Read. Reflect. Pray #rdwdCHRISTMAS16 Luke 2:1-5 The Birth of Jesus 2 At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. 2 (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.)...
Read. Reflect. Pray #rdwdCHRISTMAS16 Luke 1:46-56 The Magnificat: Mary’s Song of Praise 46 Mary responded, “Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. 47     How my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour! 48 For he took notice of his lowly servant girl,     and from...
Read. Reflect. Pray #rdwdCHRISTMAS16 Mary Visits Elizabeth 39 A few days later Mary hurried to the hill country of Judea, to the town 40 where Zechariah lived. She entered the house and greeted Elizabeth. 41 At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child...
Read. Reflect. Pray #rdwdCHRISTMAS16 Matthew 1:22-25 22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: 23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child!     She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel,     which means...
Read. Reflect. Pray. #rdwdCHRISTMAS16 Matthew 1:18-21 The Birth of Jesus the Messiah 18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still...