JESUS IS BORN
At that time the king made everyone travel to their home town to register. Mary and Joseph had to travel to a town called Bethlehem. It was almost time for Mary to give birth. It was very uncomfortable for Mary to travel.
When Mary and Joseph got to Bethlehem, there was no place for them to stay. All of the inns were full of people. Where could they stay?
Finally a man who owned one inn said they could sleep in his stable. While Mary and Joseph were in the stable, Mary gave birth to Jesus. Mary and Joseph thanked God that they could be the parents of this special baby. Mary wrapped Jesus up and laid him in a manger.
That night some shepherds were in a field taking care of their sheep. Suddenly a bright light shone in the sky. An angel spoke to them. He said, “Don’t be afraid. I bring you good news. Today a baby was born in Bethlehem. He came to earth to save people from their sin. He is the Son of God. This is how you will know who he is when you find him: He is lying in a manger.”
When the angel left, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and find this baby.”
They hurried to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph in the stable. Baby Jesus was lying in the manger as the angel said. The shepherds knew that Jesus was the Savior they had been waiting for. They thanked God for sending Jesus to them.
When the shepherds left the stable they told everyone they saw about the angel and the special Baby Jesus.
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- When Mary and Joseph got to Bethlehem, where did they stay? Why didn’t they stay in an inn?
- Where did Mary lay Baby Jesus?
- Who spoke to the shepherds from the sky?
- How would the shepherds know who Jesus was when they found him?
- Who did the shepherds know Jesus was?