Advent Tidings of Joy
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid.
I bring you good news
that will cause great joy for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
he is the Messiah, the Lord.
Luke 2:8-11 (NIV)
Know this: If you are born again by the Spirit of God, you have received this good news with great joy. Our Savior, the Messiah has been born.