Baby Jesus

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“Baby Jesus,” Friend, Dec. 2001, 32

Baby Jesus

Baby Jesus snuggles deep (Pretend to sleep.)

in warm but scratchy straw. (Scratch.)

On nearby hillsides, shepherds hear (Put hand to ear as if listening.)

the angel’s song with awe. (Pretend to lead an angel choir.)

They race to Bethlehem to see (Run in place.)

the King born in a stable, (Make an animal sound.)

then kneel before the Son of God— (Kneel.)

a manger for His cradle. (Pretend to rock a baby.)

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki