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The Birth Announcement by Raymond A. Foss
In that
shepherds living in the fields, keeping
watch over their flock by night.
Then an angel of the Lord stood before them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news
of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a
child wrapped in bands of cloth and 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 heaven,
and on earth peace among those whom
he favors!’ When the angels had left them
and gone into heaven, the shepherds said
to one another, ‘Let us go now to Bethlehem
and see this thing that has taken place, which
the Lord has made known to us.’ So they went with
haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child
lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known
what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it
were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured
all these words and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Luke 2:8-20

There is was, out of the mouths of angels
the announcement, the birth
of the Savior, the Lord, born on Earth
They were the ones, to hear the news
the firsts to learn of the blessing
the gift to all, the Messiah come
Revealed, the scripture fulfilled
known to the shepherds,
working in the fields

November 4, 2007
Raymond A. Foss
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