Christmas Story

A little Poem written by Matthew Barnum

Twas the night before tax day and all the people headed back to their homeland, Joseph and Mary just arrived in Bethlehem, they found no room in the inn, to give birth to the baby within, yet Jesus was born in the lowest of places, were the animals would feed there faces, they wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid Him down in a manger to be, where the sheperds abiding did come and see, which were told from angels above, a Saviour was born to show God’s love.


Luke 2:1-16

1) And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2) (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4) And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6) And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7) And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8) And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9) And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10) And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12) And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14) Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15) And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16) And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Christmas isn’t about giving or receiving its about what God did and gave which is His only begotten Son Jesus to be born of a virgin and live a perfect life and eventually die on the cross that if we accept Him as our Savior we could get to heaven for more information click here.