Day 24: Journey to Bethlehem
Ornament: Star (Paper Mache ornament that I painted)
Scripture: Micah 5:2-4; Luke 2:1-5
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Pages 180-181 He's Here!
Day 24 Synopsis: Today is a short but important part of our story to the birth of Jesus. One of the prophecies in the Old Testament is that our Rescuer would be born in the town of Bethlehem. When it was close to the time for Jesus to be born, the Roman Emperor, Augustus, commands a census of all the people. So Joseph must return to Bethlehem which is the city of David (King David's ancient home) to be counted. So Mary must travel to Bethlehem when she is nine months pregnant. That sounds like a pretty miserable journey if you ask me.