God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the all of Christmas, which is Christ.
This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.'”
The New Living Translation
Did you know you can listen to our beautiful Christmas music online for free? Just click here to create a Holiday Station on Pandora based on Marilyn Byrnes’ latest Christmas CD, “Winter Wonderland.” You can also listen to her other popular Christmas CDs right here on The Ranch for free at these links: “Christmas” and “Peace On Earth.”