“Jesus Is Born,” Friend, Dec. 2009, 19
One day the angel Gabriel visited Mary. The angel Gabriel told Mary she would be the mother of the Son of God. The angel Gabriel said the child’s name would be Jesus. Mary was married to Joseph. The emperor made Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to pay taxes. The trip was hard for Mary because Jesus would be born soon. When Mary and Joseph got to Bethlehem, all of the inns were filled. Mary and Joseph had to stay in a stable with animals. Jesus was born in the stable. Mary wrapped Jesus in cloth and laid Him in a manger. An angel visited shepherds and told them that Jesus had been born. The shepherds visited Jesus and then told many people that they saw Jesus.