A Baby Is Born!

Dec 13-19

A Baby Is Born!

December 13-19 Family Devotions
Part 2

Week of December 13 – 19

A Baby Is Born! Angels Sing And Shepherds Rejoice!


Luke 2.6-20

Joseph tried to find a place for Mary to have her baby, but there was no room available. They ended up staying in a barn.

Mary gave birth to a son, her first child. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger.

Some shepherds were working in the fields nearby, watching their sheep. Suddenly, an angel appeared among them and God’s glory was shining brightly all around them.

The angels were terrified. But the angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce good news of great joy for all people! A Savior has been born in Bethlehem, God’s own son. Go now and see for yourselves! Look for the baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”

The angel was joined by a huge choir of other angels singing God’s praises: “Glory to God in the highest, and peace to everyone on earth!”

Then the angels went back up into the heavens and the shepherds said, “Let’s go to Bethlehem right away and see for ourselves what God has told us about.”

They ran and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. It was wonderful and they believed. They told everyone they met what the angels had said about this child.

Mary kept these moments and memories to herself, cherishing them all.

Good News of Great Joy for all People!


What was the worst hotel you ever stayed in? What was bad about it?

Where was the worst place you ever spent the night? What was bad about it?

Where do you think Mary and Joseph would have liked to be for the birth of her baby? Even though the place was unusual, what do you think was special about it for Mary?

Family Project

Plan a picnic for somewhere unusual… like in the garage or a shed or on the sidewalk or in the back of an old truck.. Enjoy the food and time together in an unusual place!