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Mary looked tired as she spoke,

" Joseph the baby is coming, we need to find a place where I can give birth."

He tried to encourage Mary

" God has a special place for us " ,

but Joseph didn' t know where.

So they stopped and prayed together asking God to provide a place and that He would have His Perfect Way.

Then Joseph remembered the stable -- a place where he used to play when he was a boy -- he used to love to go there to see all the different animals.

" Mary I will take you to the stable it will be dry and warm there. It' s not too much farther" , he said.

Joseph prepared a place for Mary to have the baby. She was so happy to be out of the cold and in a sheltered area. It was not long afterward that Mary and Joseph were rejoicing at the birth of Jesus. They were so happy that everything worked out and that Jesus was a healthy baby. They wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger.

Soon they both felt into a restful sleep.

Meanwhile...

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