Luke 2 Christmas-Fingernail Christmas Story

Uploaded by sgvhabitat on 23.12.2008

This is the story from Luke chapter 2, verses 8-20
Living out in the fields nearby the city of Bethlehem...
Shepherds watched out over their flocks at night
Now just in case you do not know,
a flock is a large group of one type of animal
And, since we are shepherds...
the flocks we are watching over this evening are...
What was that?
Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared to them
and the Glory of the Lord shone around them
The light was super-duper bright!
And they could hardly see....
The Angels were terrified...
...The shepherds I mean
Not the angels...
the Angels were terrifying the shepherds
But the Angel said to them
Do not be afraid
I bring you Good News of Great Joy
That will be for all the people
Today, in the town of David
A Savior has been born to you
He is Christ, the Lord
This will be a sign to you
you will find a baby wrapped in cloths
and lying in a feeding trough
(that's what a manger is, it's a feeding trough)
Suddenly, a great company of Heavenly Hosts appeared
with the Angel and completely overwhelmed the shepherds
They wanted to scream
and laugh and faint, all at the same time
Then the group of angels started to praise God
saying "Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to men, on whom His favor rests"
Their voices were beautiful
and filled the night sky with warmth, fullness and power
When the angels left them
The sheperds stood there stunned and amazed
Hey, let's go to Bethlehem and see this baby that has been born
Yes! Let's go!
So the shepherds hurried off
And found Mary and Joseph and the Baby
And do you know where the baby was sleeping?
In....that's right, the baby was lying down
in a feeding trough and sleeping!
in an animal feeding trough
This little baby was the Savior of the world
and He would be named Jesus
He would eventually grow up into an adult,
and forever change the course of history
And God's plan for this world
But on this very first Christmas day,
He was just a baby,
wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
A future hope yet to be fully realized
In Luke Chapter 2, verse 11...
He is Christ the Lord, a future hope yet to be fully realized...