Today . . . a Savior has been
born . . . he is Christ the Lord.
Angel Gabriel showed up at Mary’s door: “Greetings, you who are highly favored! . . . You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus” (Lk 1:28, 31).
In a song of praise, Mary chanted: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior . . . the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name” (Lk 1:46–49).
Nine months later, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. An angel said to wide-eyed shepherds, “I bring you good news of great joy . . . Today in the town of David a Savior has been born . . . he is Christ the Lord (Lk 2:10–11).
The Mighty One has done great things for us all—holy is his name.
Things would be dreadfully different
for us if Bethlehem hadn’t happened.