Chapter 2 – The Birth of Jesus

Mary and Joseph were very tired. They had been traveling all day to get to Bethlehem in time for the census. Caesar Augustus had made a decree that everyone in the Roman Empire must return to the place of their birth for an international census. This meant that the government wanted to know how many people were in the empire, and where exactly they lived. Of course, it was always an excuse to tax everyone to make some money for the government.