Jan 8

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Jan 8 When Joseph woke up, he did as instructed and married Mary. They had no sexual relation however, until she bore a son whom he called Jesus.

2.2 In those days, Quirinius was Syrias governor, Emperor Caesar Augustus decreed the first global census. So everyone went to his hometown. Joseph with Mary heavily pregnant, left Nazareth for Bethlehem, the city of his ancestor David. There she bore her first son, wrapped in swaddles and laid in a manger, because there was no room in the inn.

Nearby, shepherds were watching their flocks all night. Suddenly the Lords glory shone around them and His angel appeared; this frightened them.