Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful by Simon Dewey

Baby Jesus was born to the virgin Mary in the city of Bethlehem. Mary and her espoused husband Joseph had traveled to Bethlehem to pay taxes. Bethlehem was overcrowded with people, and the inns were all full. Joseph and Mary found a place to stay in a stable where the baby Jesus was born. Mary wrapped the babe in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger.

Angels told shepherds the joyful news of Jesus’ birth, and the shepherds hurried to Bethlehem to see the newborn Savior of the world. A new star appeared in the heavens which guided wise men from the east to come and worship the Lord.

While Jesus’ mother was Mary, a mortal woman, and His father was God. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (see John 1:14) The scriptures teach us that Jesus was the firstborn of all of God’s spirit children (see D&C 93:21) and that He is the only begotten child of God in the flesh.

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