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The first person of the Christmas story arrives in the book of Luke
found in the New Testament.
In chapter one verse eleven we find an angel having a conversation with someone.
[Then there appeared to him, an angel of the Lord,
standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
When Zechariah saw him he was terrified,
and fear over whelmed him.
But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid Zechariah,
for your prayer has been heard.
Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will call him John.
You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,
for he will be great in the sight of the Lord”.
Zechariah questioned this for both he and his wife were old.
In verse nineteen it says:
“The angel replied, I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God,
and I have been sent to speak to you and bring you this good news.”]
This gives me great peace as it confirms to me on many levels 
what I have already known and have believed.
God hears our prayers and cares for us.
The angel called him by name so God knows us personally.
Those around us are known as the angel also knew Elizabeth.
The baby was not yet born but already had value and worth.
The name of the baby was chosen and had meaning.
On this second day of December reflect with me, this passage
and the power of the foretelling and beginning of many miracles
surrounding the Christmas story.