The Books of the Bible New Testament for Kids - Page 4
Day 1 • Luke-Ac ts, part 1 9
Joseph went t here because he belonged to the family line of David.
He went t here with Mary to be listed. Mary was engaged to him.
She was expecting a baby. W
hile Joseph and Mary were there, the
time came for the c hild to be born. She gave b
irth to her f irst baby.
It was a boy. She w
rapped him in l arge s trips of c loth. Then she
placed him in a manger. T
hat’s because t here was no g uest room
where they could stay.
There were shepherds living out in the fields nearby. It was
night, and they were taking care of their sheep. An angel of the
Lord appeared to them. And the glory of the Lord shone around
them. They were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be
afraid. I b
ring you good news. It will bring g reat joy for all the peo
ple. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He
is the Messiah, the Lord. Here is how you will know I am telling
you the truth. You will find a baby w
rapped in strips of cloth and
lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a large group of angels from heaven also appeared.
They were praising God. They said,
“May glory be given to God in the highest heaven!
And may peace be given to those he is pleased with on
The angels left and went into heaven. Then the shepherds said
to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem. L
et’s see this t hing that has
happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby.
The baby was lying in the manger. After the shepherds had seen
him, they told everyone. They reported what the angel had said
about this child. All who h
eard it were a mazed at what the shep
herds said to them. But Mary kept all these things like a secret