THE BIRTH OF JESUS
1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.
7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.
10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.
17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.
18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
– Luke 2:1-20
Thank you Jesus for all you came and did for us. It will forever be near and dear to my heart.
You have blessed my life in every single way possible and I know that you will bless everyone who believes in you as well.
Here is a family tradition that we would like to share with you! We have a present box for Jesus. Each year we give Him something. Either something we wish to give away, a sin, a bad habit, or something we wish to stop doing, start doing, do better, or begin. We write our promise on a piece of paper hold it near to our hearts, say a prayer and mean it. We don’t dare wanna break a promise to the Almighty God. Although we may break them by accident, He knows our hearts and will forgive us if our hearts are right, which allows us to get back on track over and over. So keep going, keep doing better, getting better, becoming better and each year find another way to give back to Jesus! Place the little paper into the slot on the beautifully wrapped but never opened box that is just for the Birthday boy. Whatever you put in there is between you and him alone. So be true to your heart and give the gift that would free you for Him! Make it something special. You and He deserve the best!
May everyone have a blessed Christmas this year. Start this new family tradition with your family!