7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 7:14 (KJV)
These are my favorite Christmas verses, in the King James Version. I usually read from NIV, but not for these. It just seems right in the KJV. I feel more at peace.
Can't you just imagine what it must have been like to be told, that the Lord of all was born and that you were to go to Him? And what it must have felt like to behold all the world's salvation in the body of fragile baby. It is too much to fathom.
Brought down from Heaven so we could survive
A baby brought down to save our lives
Fire and wrath He protects us from
By His salvation, He is God's son