The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Opinion

December 22, 2013

This is what Christmas is all about

With just a couple days left until Christmas, people are hustling to and fro trying to find the perfect gift.

But, let’s pause just a few moments to consider the truly perfect gift.

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

“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.”

Merry Christmas from The News Courier.

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