I know that my blogger name is “christianforkids,” but I want to change it. I want everyone to be able to read my blog, not just kids. I hope you adults are reading! But I will have bible stories for kids, and some for both. Actually, all of them are for both! Enjoy reading.

The Meaning of Christmas

I know that Christmas is only four days away, but I still hope that you will be able to read this. You can even read it after Christmas.

On Christmas morning when you wake up, and see all of those presents under the tree, you want to go and open them right away. But the meaning of Christmas isn’t about getting presents. It’s about Jesus and God. And God gave something to each and every one of us that is beyond compare. Nothing could ever replace this gift and nothing could even come close to compare. I’ll tell you the story of Christmas.

A young girl named Mary and a young man named Joseph, were going to get  married. They were so happy. One night an angel came to Marry. “You are going to have a baby, and he will be the savior of the world,” the angel told Marry. “His name will be Jesus and he is God’s son.” Marry was afraid.

“But how can I have a baby?” Mary asked. “I am only a virgin.”

“The Lord will give him to you.” The angel told her.

Mary was know really pregnant. she could have the baby at any time. Mary and Joseph were told that they had to go Bethlehem, for they were counting everyone who lived in Nazareth. This was were Mary and Joseph lived. Mary rode on a donkey while Joseph walked beside it. They arrived in Bethlehem late that night. They checked all of the inns(rooms) but they were full. They met a man that was in the inn by a stable(barn).

They time for Mary to give birth had arrived. Jesus had been born in a cattle stall. Mary wrapped him in swaddling cloth and placed him in a manger(a basket with hay, for the animals to eat).

There were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks(sheep) by night. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and they were afraid.”Fear not,” the angel said to them. “For I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a savior has been born! He is Christ the Lord!” The shepherds came to visit baby Jesus.

Time had gone by. Jesus was probably around a year old. Three wisemen had found a star that they had never seen before, because they studied stars.  It was the star of were they could find Jesus. They noticed that the star had never been there before, because they studied stars, and knew that it was the brightest star of them all. They followed the star.

They had approached the castle of King Herod. He was evil, and wanted to be the only king. “Where is the baby, the messiah?” Asked one of the men. “It is said that he will be king.” Herod did not like this at all.

“Go and search for this child,” he told them. “When you do, come and tell me, so I too can worship him.” The wisemen set off to find Jesus. It had appeared to them in a dream, while going to find Jesus, that they were not to tell Herod. But they were to worn Mary and Joseph. They had found Jesus and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and mer (I’m not sure about the spelling).

The three wisemen had told Mary and Joseph that Herod was going to kill any baby boy in Bethlehem that was the age of three years or younger. This terrified them. the wisemen told them that they needed to go hide so they would be safe. They did as they were told, and waited until the Lord told them it was safe to leave. They traveled back to Nazareth were Jesus grew up.

I know that this is only my first blog post, but this is a true story. It happened two thousand six-teen(2016) years ago. They started counting the years after Jesus was born. So this Christmas I really do hope and pray that with all my heart that you will thank God for sending his only son down to Earth. I am really looking out for all of you and I wouldn’t post this if it weren’t true. So before you open presents, wake your parents up, eat breakfast, pray to God and thank him. And try to get your family to pray to God for coming down to Earth too! Remind everyone that Christmas isn’t about gifts. It’s about loving one another and giving to other people like God did for us. I hoped that I could help you realize the true meaning of Christmas.

I hoped you liked this blog. Next time I will post a play that I was in. It’s also about the true meaning of Christmas. But it’s based in the present(Right now). I’m sure you’ll love it!

Until next time, Makenzy .C      

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Being Humble- James 4:10

This is the post excerpt.

I know it’s after lunch time, but I’ve been really busy this morning. I had to help take care of my little sister, read my bible, eat breakfast, read to my little sister, take shower, and get dressed. Wait, why didn’t I read my bible first? And why did I only read one chapter? I know because I’m too busy! It seems like I have to do everything! I get tired of doing everything all of the time. I just remembered that I forgot to pray this morning! Nooooooo! Please excuse me for a brief moment…………….okay I’m done praying. What’s gotten into me lately? I didn’t read my bible yesterday at all. I mean I had a bible lesson at church, but that doesn’t count. I mean actually sitting down, using my free time to read my bible. Now that I think about it, I haven’t been reading my bible at all in the morning! Ugh! Deep breath…deep breath. Now I’m better.

I feel like little pieces of my life are flaking off, because I don’t have time to read my bible. Sometimes I even find it hard to sit down and think of a blog that I could post. I work really hard to get this blog in tact to make sure you know all about Jesus and what he did for us! But as the month is slowly fading, I realize that I need to start reading my bible more. I feel like I have to. I mean I’m in Leviticus, the third book of the bible. That’s pretty good for a girl who’s 12th birthday is less than two months away.

I just got done looking at some verses, actually, one verse from my favorite bible website. It was the verse of the day. It really made me think about the situation that I’m in and what I need to do, and what you can do when you feel like I do right now.

Bible Gateway.com (King James Version)

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up

Bible Gateway.com (New English Translation) & Holman Christian Standard Bible Illustrated Study Bible for Kids

James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you

In this case humble is close to the definition of respectful. Or showing little estimate of one’s own importance, you care about others more than you care about yourself. Which is what the bible says to do. What this verse means is That if you are humble(Put others importance before yours, and he will think highly of you.

One of my favorite things it putting these blogs together for you, so you can be a christian! I guess maybe I should stop worrying about myself and help others, like my little sister. Even I bible reader needs some reminding.

I’ll be blogging with you next time on, Christianforkids!