Intriguing Christmas Story For Kids – The Birth Of Jesus Christ

Christmas is a fun-loving period filled with lots of presents, lights, dinner, turkey, chocolates, and so on. Kids love fun and would love to get lots of presents during the Christmas holidays, but is that all about Christmas? Do your kids know about the birth of Jesus Christ? It would be very lovely to share this amazing story about the birth of Jesus Christ with your kids.

About 2000 years ago in the land of Judea lived Mary and Joseph. Mary was supposed to marry Joseph, but something extraordinary happened. An angel of God went to Mary and told her, “Mary you are blessed among women, the Holy Spirit will come upon you, and you will bear a son. He would be the son of God and he shall be called Jesus”.

Foreseeing the might be a problem if Joseph were to discover Mary would be pregnant without his consent, the angel went to Joseph and told him, “you will marry Mary, she has been selected by God to give birth to the son of God, and you will be his father”. Joseph did as the angel had instructed and got married to Mary. Judea at that time was under the Roman Empire led by emperor Augustus. A decree was passed throughout the empire that everyone should return to their land of origin and be counted there to ensure everyone paid tax. Mary and Joseph had to travel back to Bethlehem, their place of birth. It was quite a distance and Mary was due for childbirth in a few days. They sought for a place to stay and rest, but all the inns were already occupied as many people had returned to their hometown to get counted.

They were disappointed but managed to find a stable to stay. Mary went into childbearing immediately they arrived the stable and gave birth to Jesus Christ. Many angels appeared, lit up the sky, and sang beautiful songs praising God. A new star appeared in the sky and led a group of shepherds in the nearby town to see baby Jesus in a swaddling band lying in the manger. When they saw Jesus, they bowed down and worshiped him. The shepherds said that the angels of the Lord appeared to them and said they have sent a messiah to guide them.

While Mary and Joseph were still taking care of baby Jesus, King Herod plotted to kill Jesus because he didn’t want any rival to his throne. An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said to him, “Get up and take your family to Egypt, remain there until you hear from me”. Joseph journeyed with his family to the land of Egypt and remained there until the death of King Herod. The angel of the Lord again appeared to Joseph and told him to return to the land of Israel, that the people who wanted to kill Jesus are no more. Joseph took his family back to the land of Israel and dwelt in the town of Nazareth.

Hope you enjoyed this amazing story? 25th December is considered to be the date of Jesus’ birth. It is usually filled with lots of celebrations, gifts, meals, Christmas trees, and the Lovely Santa Claus or Father Christmas known to bring gifts to kids. You can kindly share with us your amazing Christmas experiences in the comment box below.

 

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