In a small town Nazareth, there lived a young girl, Mary by name.
She has got an open heart and she loved God very much. Once Angel Gabriel* came to her.
He was sent by God. The angel told her that she would give birth to a son whose name would be Jesus.
In some time Mary and her husband Joseph started off to Bethlehem. The way was long. They went for several days. When they came to Bethlehem, they had no place to live in. Little time was left till Jesus’ birth. That is why they stayed in a cattleshed which was situated nearby.
Mary gave birth to their son there. She swaddles him and put into a crib.
That night herdsmen were grazing sheep on the fields near Bethlehem. Suddenly an angel appeared in front of them and said, “Do not be afraid. I am announcing great joy to you – God’s son has been born – Jesus. You will find the baby in swaddling clothes lying in the crib”.
And all of a sudden together with the angel there appeared the heavenly army praising God.
And the herdsmen hurried to the cattleshed. They found the baby there and bowed down to him.
When Jesus was born, a star started sparkling in the sky announcing about the birth of Jesus.
From different sides, three Sages (Magi) came following the light of that star *.
The sages entered the cattleshed which the light of the star pointed at. Seeing Mary with the baby there, they bowed down and offered gifts to them: gold, incense and oil.
Jesus was born on Earth to teach people to forgive. During all His life He worked great miracles and gave people the light of truth…
Since that time people have become able to forgive and find light in themselves.
And Christmas star starts sparkling in the sky reminding us about Shri Jesus and His forgiveness. Its light lights all Christmas stars on X-mas trees and in our hearts…
* By the way, did you know that, according to the Hindu tration, Angel Gabriel is Shri Hanuman, and the three Sages (the three Magi) are Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.