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Jesus Christ

About 2000 years ago, God sent his angel Gabriel to a virgin named Mary in Israel to inform her that she will be conceiving by God's power a son and he will be named Jesus. She was engaged to a carpenter named, Joseph and as he realized that Mary is pregnant, God instructed him to marry her.

At the time when Mary was about to give birth, she and her husband traveled from their home in Nazareth Joseph's ancestral home in Bethlehem to register in the census of Quirinius. But the inns were full so they stayed in a stable where she gave birth to baby Jesus. She wrapped the child in clothes and put him in a manger (feeding trough specially for cattle).

In a nearby field, few shepherds were guarding their flocks at night, an angel appeared before them and informed them that the 'the savior of God" has finally arrived. She even told them that the baby can be found in a manger wrapped in clothes. Later, the angel was joined by "heavenly host" who sang in praise of the Lord. The shepherds decided to pay their respect to the new born "messiah" and went to see him. They spread the news about what they heard from the angel and returned to their flocks.

After Jesus' birth, the three wise men from east saw a star also known as the "Star of Bethlehem" that revealed the birth of Jesus. While they were on the way, they went to ask Herod, the king of Judea if he knew anything about the same. The king got threatened of his position and asked the wise men to inform him about the baby's birthplace as soon as they get to know about it. The Magi or Three wise men's names were Caspar, Balthazar and Melchoir. They gifted Jesus with myrrh, frankincense and gold respectively. God instructed them not to go back to ambidextrous king of Herod as that may threaten the baby. So, they returned to their countries without informing Herod anything about Jesus. After that, an angel informed Joseph to flee with his family to Egypt. In the meantime Herod orders to kill all the children under the age of two in Bethlehem which is also known as "Massacre of the Innocents". After Herod's death the family returned to Israel and raised Jesus in Nazareth.

 
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