Jesus Christ Is Born


Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem

The Roman emperor made a law that everyone must pay taxes. Joseph and Mary lived in Nazareth. They had to go 100 kilometers to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. Luke 2:1–5

Mary was soon to have her baby

It was not easy for Mary to travel to Bethlehem. Her baby would soon be born. Luke 2:4–5

All the rooms in Bethlehem filled

At last Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem. All the rooms in the inn were already filled with people. Luke 2:6–7

Jesus is born

When the baby was born, Mary wrapped Him up and laid Him in a manger. Joseph and Mary named the baby Jesus. Luke 2:7, 21

Shepherds see an angel

There were shepherds taking care of their sheep in the fields near Bethlehem. That night an angel came to them. The shepherds were afraid. Luke 2:8–9

The angel told them about Jesus

The angel told them not to be afraid, because he had wonderful news: The Savior, Jesus Christ, was born in Bethlehem. They would find Him lying in a manger. Luke 2:10–12

The shepherds saw baby Jesus

The shepherds went to Bethlehem, where they saw the baby Jesus in a manger. Joseph and Mary were with Him. Luke 2:15–16

They told others about Jesus

The shepherds were happy to see the Savior. When they left, they went and told other people about all they had heard and seen. Luke 2:17, 20

[illustrations] Illustrated by Paul Mann