The wonder of Christmas is that God who dwelt among us now can dwell within us.
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.
The New Living Translation
Little Linda was allowed to pass out the Christmas gifts the Christmas Eve she learned to read. According to family custom, the one who distributed the presents would be allowed to open the first gift. After all the presents were distributed with care, Linda kept looking around the tree amongst the branches. Her father asked, “Honey, what are you looking for?” The little girl replied, “I thought Christmas was Jesus’ birthday and I was just wondering where His present is. I guess everyone forgot Him. Did they, Daddy?”
Did you know you can listen to our beautiful Christmas music online for free? Just click here to create a Holiday Station on Pandora based on Marilyn Byrnes’ latest Christmas CD, “Winter Wonderland.” You can also listen to her other popular Christmas CDs right here on The Ranch for free at these links: “Christmas” and “Peace On Earth.”