Jesus Christ Is Born
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“Jesus Christ Is Born,” Friend, Aug. 2000, 16

Jesus Christ Is Born

Chapter 5

Joseph and Mary lived in Nazareth

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

They travel to Bethlehem

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

No room for them

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

Jesus laid in a manger

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

The shepherds

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

An angel appears

The angel told them to not 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 went to Bethlehem

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 were happy to see the Savior

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

Illustrated by Paul Mann