A group of first graders got together and decided to write their own version of the Nativity. It was more modern than the traditional drama. Of course, there were the
familiar members of the cast: Joseph, the shepherds, the three wise men, the star, and an angel propped up in the background. Yet Mary was nowhere to be seen.
Suddenly behind the bales of hay could be heard some loud moans and groans. Evidently Mary was in labor.
Soon the doctor arrived dressed in a white coat with a stethoscope around his neck. Joseph, with a look of relief on his face takes the doctor straight to Mary, then starts pacing back and forth. After a few moments the "doctor" emerges with a big smile on his face.
"Congratulations, Joseph," he says. "It's a God!"
This Christmas we can all join in that celebration because of Immanuel, God with us.