Chapter 3

Joseph married Mary, and not long after wedding some Roman soldiers came to the town and read a proclamation from their emperor saying that all men must return to their ancestral home because the emperor had ordered a census: a count of all the people in all the families from all the towns. This meant that Joseph and Mary had to leave Nazareth and travel to the town of Bethlehem where both of their families had originated.  This news excited the angels because they were aware of the sacred writings that had prophesied that the Light Bringer would be born in David’s town, which is Bethlehem.

The journey, which took days to make, was very tiring for Mary and took her to the limits of the endurance as she was near to the time to give birth. However, they finally arrived…

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