Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem. It was a long way. Mary was going to have a baby soon.
All the inns were full. Mary and Joseph stayed in a stable where animals slept. While they were there, Jesus was born.
Nearby, shepherds in the fields were watching their sheep. An angel came and told them to go to Bethlehem to see the new baby.
The shepherds found the stable where Mary and Joseph were. There in a manger was the baby Jesus, wrapped in swaddling clothes. He would be the Savior of the whole world.
At Christmas our family and friends sometimes give us gifts. But the greatest gift of all is the one Heavenly Father gave us. He sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to be born on earth.
Jesus Christ Is Born
And [Mary] brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger (Luke 2:7).
Illustration by Jared Beckstrand