Today was the final reading for our Jesse Tree–I can’t believe how quickly the season of Advent has gone by!
We turned to Luke 2 for the third day in a row, and read the whole story, verses 1-20, of Jesus’s birth. He fulfilled all the prophecies and was born in that lowly stable in Bethlehem, where the first people to greet Him, (other than His parents), were a bunch of common shepherds. His birth was heralded by angels and a new star in the sky. He is why we celebrate Christmas. He is the reason for our rejoicing.