The Christmas Story…Told By God

At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decred that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria. All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancee, who was now obviously pregnant.

And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

The Shepherds and The Angels

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among the, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angels reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior- yes, the Messiah, the Lord- has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize hin by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of other- the armies of heaven- praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyonewhat had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherd’s story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.
Luke 2:1-20


  1. says

    This is precious!!! I’d also say, some parents and leaders are doing an AMAZING job in teaching these children the Reason for the Season!
    Thank you for sharing the JOY of children @ Christmas!

  2. says

    Yvonne that was beautiful! Thank you for sharing that with us! My youngest daughter who’s 5 loved it!! Last year in preschool they put on a Christmas show and she was chosen to be Mary. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how proud we were:) Martina

  3. says

    That was just wonderful. The little boy in the red really knew the story well. I have to admit that I burst out laughing when the little boy answered, “three amigos”. I worked with preschoolers in my church for 18 yrs and each day was so rewarding.

  4. says

    I loved this! So precious, the three amigos made me laugh out loud!! I worked with kindergarten aged kids for several years and loved it, they are so honest and real. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Marilyn says

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful video. See what a wonderful platform you have for getting this sort of thing out. Imagine how many people would not have experienced this if it were not for you and your Stone Gable blog.

  6. says

    Yvonne, I realize you are not blogging but since it is still up I just wanted to come here to wish you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! I’m sure your home is filled with beautiful things to look at and the aroma of delicious food being prepared for family and guests. May the joy and peace of the season surround you and and your family. ——— Shannon

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