Saturday, December 24, 2011

He's (almost) here

We read this to the kids this morning over pancake breakfast. Hudson exclaimed "He could have come on a chariot..." Yes, he could have but instead he came in silence. I love this story. Merry Christmas EVE!!!

Luke 1 (Jesus Storybook Bible)
Everything was ready. The moment God had been waiting for was here at last! God was coming to help his people just as he had promised in the beginning.
But how would he come? What would he be like? What would he do?
Mountains would have bowed down. Seas would have roared. Trees would have clapped their hands. But the earth held its breath. As silent snow falling, he came in. And when no one was looking, in the darkness, he came....

(Then angel Gabriel comes to Mary and tells her she is going to have a baby boy name Jesus)

Sure enough., it was just as the angel had said. Nine months later Mary was almost ready to have her baby. Now, Mary and Joseph had to take a trip to Bethlehem, the town King David was from. But when they reached the little town, they found every room was full. Every bed was taken.
"Go away" the innkeepers told them. "There isn't any place for you." Where would they stay? Soon Mary's baby would come.
They couldn't find anywhere except an old, tumbledown stable. So they stayed where the cows and donkeys and horses stayed.....

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