Mary was going to have a baby. An angel had come to tell Mary about this baby. Her baby would be special. He would be God’s Son.
When it was time to have her baby, Mary and Joseph had to take a trip. They walked and walked for three days. Finally Mary and Joseph came to Bethlehem. There were so many people that there weren’t any rooms left in the inn. There wasn’t anywhere else for them to stay.
Finally, Mary and Joseph found a place to stay. It wasn’t a nice place. It probably wasn’t even a clean place. It was a place for animals to stay! Mary’s little baby was born there. Mary wrapped the little baby in some clean cloths and then she laid Him in a manger filled with clean straw. Mary and Joseph named this baby Jesus.