Thoughts: There are no dearer words. They are precious to us in their familiarity – their beauty – their promise.
These twenty verses contain history, romance, rejection, and Joy. Characters include rulers and common people and angels and a baby.
Who knew the baby was coming? His mother and his earthly father knew. God and his angels knew. A few members of the inn’s staff knew.
And then, nearby shepherds were told by the angel of the Lord, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
Apparently taking it for granted that the shepherds would want to go see the Savior, the angels gave rather sketchy directions.
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