When Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem, there was no place to stay. They had to sleep in a stable. That night the baby Jesus was born. They had no cradle, so they laid Jesus on the hay in a manger.
Some shepherds were resting nearby with their sheep. God sent an angel to them. The angel said: “The Christ Child is born tonight. You will find him lying in a manger.” Amazed, the shepherds went to see the new baby.
Three wise men came from the East, following a bright star. The star led them to the birthplace of the new king and shone over the little stable.
Bowing down, the wise men gave Baby Jesus gifts.