And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about 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. Luke 2:8-14
None of us can ever pay God back for coming to earth as a baby to cover the sins of the world. We can never give a gift as wonderful as Jesus did when he paid for our sins with his blood, on the cross. The beauty of it is, all we have to do is "accept" the gift, and allow the Christ of Christmas into our hearts and lives... there is no cost.
"And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
And the Angel came unto her, and said, hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, fear not, Mary; for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, how shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that Holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elizabeth....
And Mary said, behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word, and the Angel departed..." .... Luke 1: 26-38 KJV The Bible
When Mary visited, Elizabeth told Mary that the babe leaped in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost
(and Elizabeth said to Mary)
"...Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb
...And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his hand maiden; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and Holy is His name, and His mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit doth rejoice in God my Saviour." Biblical account – KJV
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