And there, in the stable, amongst the chickens and the donkeys and the cows, in the quiet of the night, God gave the world his wonderful gift. The baby that would change the world was born. His baby Son.

Mary and Joseph wrapped him up to keep him warm. They made a soft bed of straw and used the animals’ feeding trough as his cradle. And they gazed in wonder at God’s Great Gift, wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.

Mary and Joseph named him Jesus, “Emmanuel”—which means “God has come to live with us.”

Because, of course, he had. (excerpted from The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers his Name)

Wishing you a very blessed Christmas as you celebrate in wonder God’s Great Gift, come to live with us.

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