Wednesday, December 24, 2008

And The Lord Said, "Let There Be Lego": Part Two

Fig. 1. Being an upright man, and not wanting to disgrace her in public, Joseph had decided to leave Mary quietly. Matthew 1:19

Fig. 2. But as he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. The child in her is of the Holy Ghost. She will give birth to a son. You will name him Jesus.' Matthew 1:20-21

Fig. 3. About this time, Caesar Augustus ordered a census of the entire Roman Empire, and so everyone went to their own towns to be registered. Because he was a descendant of King David, Joseph set out from Nazareth to the town of David, called Bethlehem, to register with his pregnant fiancée Mary. Luke 2:1 & 3-5

Fig. 4. It happened, while they were there, that the time came for her to deliver her child, and Mary gave birth to her firstborn son. Luke 2:6-7

Fig. 5. She wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them at the inn. Luke 2:7

Fig. 6. There were some shepherds out in the nearby fields, keeping watch over their flock at night. Luke 2:8

Fig. 7. An angel of the Lord appeared before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them. The shepherds were terrified. Luke 2:9

Fig. 8. But the angel said, 'Don’t be afraid! Listen, a Savior has been born to you today who is Christ the Lord. Here is your sign: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.' Luke 2:10-12

Fig. 9. Suddenly a multitude of the heavenly host was there with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men he favors.' Luke 2:13-14

Fig. 10. So the shepherds left in a hurry. Luke 2:16

Fig. 11. And they found Mary and Joseph, and the baby was lying in the manger. Luke 2:16

Fig. 12. Having seen the baby, the shepherds made known what they had been told about this child, and all who heard it marveled at the things that the shepherds told them. Luke 2:17-18

Fig. 13. After eight days passed and it was time for the child to be circumcised, he was given the name Jesus. Luke 2:21

Fig. 14. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the days of King Herod, some magi from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose, and have come to do him homage.' Matthew 2:1-2

Fig. 15. When Herod the king heard about this, he was disturbed, as was all of Jerusalem with him. Matthew 2:3

Addendum: Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas (1968 Comeback Special)