Luke 2:8–20 (NRSV) “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.
When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
John 14:6 (NIV84) “I am the way (road) and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The essential thing, in heaven and in earth is … that there should be a long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something that has made life worth living.
John 8:12 (NRSV) “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
John 10:27 (NRSV) My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.
Repent - To rethink how we think about everything.
A person has to get fed up with the ways of the world before he or she acquires an appetite for the world of grace.