As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’ ”
“Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”
“For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and the glory of your people Israel.”
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
Because of the tender mercy of our God,
By which the rising sun will come to us from heaven