Greg Miller

Boy can't get enough of Christmas story


Seven-year-old Marvin told his mom, Melinda, that he only wanted one thing for Christmas.
“Will you read the story of Jesus’ birth to me from Luke chapter 2,” Marvin asked.
“Sure,” Melinda agreed. “That’s the meaning of Christmas.”
Melinda kissed Marvin on the forehead and said, “God night, Marvin. Merry Christmas. And, remember, God loves you, and I love you, too.”
Marvin fell asleep and dreamed that his mom was reading the Christmas story:
“‘And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
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:)
 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
 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.
 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
 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.
 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
 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.
 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.’”
Marvin was awakened by his mother’s voice. “Wake up, Marvin,” she said. “It’s time to get up, eat breakfast and open your presents.”
“Jesus came into the world to die for my sins,” said Marvin. “Luke chapter 2 is great; I can’t get enough of  it. So can you read it to me on my birthday, too?”
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Published on e-Stories.org on 06.12.2010.

 

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