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Mary, who was a young woman gentle and good, lived in the town of Nazareth.
She was soon to marry a carpenter named Joseph. She was visited one day by an
angel named Gabriel who told her that she would have a son and that she should
name him Jesus. He said the Holy Spirit would be with her and the child would
be the Son of God. Mary and Joseph were married. Then one day they had to
travel to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. It was a long journey. When they
arrived in Bethlehem, there was no place for them at the inn. They spent the
night in the stable. That night the baby was born. They named him Jesus, just
as the angel had said. An angel appeared to shepherds who were in the nearby
fields. A great light shone down on them, and the angel told them, "Do not be
afraid. A Savior who is Christ the Lord is born tonight." The shepherds left
in search of this child. They found him in the stable. Wise men from the east
followed a star to Jerusalem in search of Jesus. King Herod tried to trick the
men, so he could find out where this child was that they were calling "King of
the Jews." (He was afraid the child would one day take his throne from him.)
The wise men found Jesus in Bethlehem in a house. They worshiped him and gave
him gifts of gold, frankincense (incense) and myrrh. When Jesus was twelve
years old, Mary and Joseph took him with them to Jerusalem for the Feast of
the Passover. On the way home there was such a crowd, they did not know Jesus
wasn't with them. When they went back they found him in the Temple talking to
the teachers and the doctors of the law. He told them, "Did you not know that
I must be about my Father's business?" He went back to Nazareth and was
obedient to them. Jesus grew in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and men.