Here at Woodinville Wonderland, we acknowledge that there are many ways around the world to celebrate Christmas, and the meaning behind it. We believe Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, and voice our honor with the greeting:
The Christmas Story
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus,
decreed that a census should be taken throughout the
And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.
That night there were shepherds staying in
the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.
Suddenly, an angel of the Lord
appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them.
They were terrified, but the angel
reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will
bring great joy to all people. The
Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in highest
and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”
When the angels had returned to heaven, the
shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to
They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.
The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.