Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
After hearing the king, they went on their way. And there it was—the star they had seen at its rising. It led them until it came and stopped above the place where the child was.
Then Herod secretly summoned the wise men and asked them the exact time the star appeared.
So he assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people and asked them where the Christ would be born.
“Come, let us settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are crimson red, they will be like wool.
He will stand and shepherd them in the strength of the Lord, in the majestic name of the Lord his God. They will live securely, for then his greatness will extend to the ends of the earth.
After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people he favors!