In a land far away,
two weary travelers,
made their way –
to a town called Bethlehem.
The man was called Joseph
and the woman Mary,
she was heavy with child
and the journey
was slow and tedious.
As they approached the town,
they knew they had no place to call their own
and would have to find some shelter –
for the night would be long.
At the inn he was told,
there was no room at all,
not even a cot nor a bed of straw.
So in despair they looked about
and found a manger,
so quiet and inviting,
inside there was warmth,
from the animals that were there
and shepherds kept watch.
The straw was soft and aromatic
and they settled in for the night.
Round about midnight,
Mary gave birth to a baby son,
they named their newborn Jesus
and the angels in the heavens above,
created a large and bright star,
to shine down upon the manger,
to let people far and wide –
know that Jesus their Savior was inside.
Three wise men seeing that star,
gathered up their gold, frankincense and myrrh.
They followed the light that radiated,
from that far away star.
Soon people from near and far,
started gathering at the manger.
The animals were not frightened at all,
as long as the baby slept
and when Jesus awoke –
he smiled brightly.
The people admired him,
brought gifts and honored him
and Mary and Joseph knew right away –
that their son was extraordinary indeed.