The Christmas Story

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    Find the words to fill the blanks by reading Luke 2:1–14. Then find the same words in the letter square by reading forward, backward, up, down, and diagonally. The unused letters, reading left to right, form a message that is important to remember.

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    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar _______________, that all the world should be taxed. …

    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of _____________, into Judaea, unto the city of _________, which is called ____________________; …

    To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. …

    And she brought forth her firstborn ____, and wrapped him in __________________ clothes, and laid him in a ___________; because there was no _______ for them in the _____.

    And there were in the same country ___________ abiding in the field, keeping watch over their ________ by night.

    And, lo, the ______ of the Lord came upon them, and the __________ of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. …

    And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth __________, good ________ toward men.

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    [illustration] Illustrated by Doug Roy

    Augustus, Nazareth, David, Bethlehem, son, swaddling, manger, room, inn, shepherds, flock, angel, glory, peace, will—We should show love year round, not just at Christmas.