15 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.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them, 19 and Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told them.
Great and Glorious God, through Jesus Christ our Savior you have shown us the hoped for time of salvation has come, as an infant, wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger. May the amazement of Shepherd’s joy inspire us to share the good news with the world. As we glorify and praise you forever and continue to treasure your love in our hearts, Amen.