By Huihui Liu, Talon Staff Writer
Two thousand years ago an angel named Gabriel showed up to a young Jewish woman who named Mary. Gabriel told Mary she would have a son named Jesus, he would be the son of God! Mary felt confused and worried about this thing, but she still followed God.
Mary and her husband Joseph lived in Nazareth. But they had to travel to the city of Bethlehem. They need to register a census ordered by the Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus. Nazareth and Bethlehem are in the country, the country’s called Israel. It was about 65 miles from Nazareth.
The trip took them several days. When Joseph and Mary got to Bethlehem, there was no place for them to stay. The house was already full. They spent the night in a stable, a place where animals lived in. That night, Jesus was born. There was no crib, so they laid baby Jesus in a manger, a feeding for animals. The manger probably had fresh hay in it and made a nice bed for the baby.
This is the beginning of Word made flesh who came and dwelt among us.