A Bethlehem Christmas

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Each year over two million Christians visit the place where Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Israel located in the West Bank. Manger Square becomes a very festive place to celebrate Christmas. Families enjoy the beautifully decorated Christmas trees topped with a bright star echoing that Christ came.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” – Isaiah 60:1

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Manger Square. (Photos from Google).

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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Israel located on Manger Street, the place where Jesus was born. The church is 1,863 years old, c.333 a.d.

“And she brought forth her first-born Son, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.” – Luke 2:7

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Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity. Everyone must “stoop” to enter. As a holy place, visitors must bow. The Lord is holy and we must bow before Him.

“And it shall be from new moon to new moon And from Sabbath to Sabbath, all mankind will come to bow down before Me,” says the LORD.” – Isaiah 66:23

“You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens. The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.” – Nehemiah 9:6

“I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your loving kindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.”
– Psalm 138:2

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” For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
– Luke 2:11

“And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.”
– Matthew 2:9-11

Prayer: Dear God, You alone are holy. You are worthy of our praises and thanksgivings. Thank You for sending Your very best, Your only begotten Son, JESUS, to us all at Christmas. For God so loved the world that He gave…

God gave His finest to us at Christmas. We  give presents to our families and friends as Christmas is a special time and season of giving. Jesus gave His all for each of us, willingly, and sacrificially. The very best gift we can give God is to love Him by loving others. 

May you and your family have a very blessed Christmas filled with God’s Love, Joy, and Peace.

MERRY CHRISTMAS ! 

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