Because He loves us, Jesus came to earth to be our Savior.

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.” (Luke 2:8.)

An angel of the Lord comes in a glorious light and tells the shepherds the joyful news of the birth of Jesus, the newborn King.

Mary and Joseph find a place to rest in a nearby stable.

The shepherds make haste in the stable and the Baby

The angel Gabriel tells Mary that she is to have a holy child and that His name is to be Jesus.

“And [Jesus] grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of [Heavenly Father] was upon him.” (Luke 2:40.)

Weary from traveling, they find no room at the inn.

and find Joseph and Mary
Jesus lying in a manger.

Later, wise men come from afar, bringing gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh, to worship Jesus, the King of the Jews.

Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth whose coming baby, John the Baptist, is to have an important mission.

Joseph and Mary leave the city of Nazareth in Galilee and go to the city of David (Bethlehem) to pay their tax.

In the Western Hemisphere, as it was prophesied, the night Jesus is born is as bright as the day.

Emperor Caesar Augustus sends out a decree that all the world must be taxed.

A new star also appears, and the unbelievers are astonished at these heavenly miracles.

Illustrated by Virginia Sargent