On December 25, Christians celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Besides family and gifts, remember the reason for this holiday with these inspirational Bible quotes. The story of Jesus' birth is known as the "Nativity of Jesus" and is described in the gospels of Luke and Matthew. The date of birth for Jesus is not given in the gospels, but most scholars give a date of birth somewhere between 6 BC and 4 BC. Both gospels locate the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, in Roman-occupied Judea, according to Matthew 2:1-12 and Luke 2:4. Today, the birth of Jesus is celebrated by Christians the world over. Whatever your denomination, these Bible verses are meant for everyone.
A worshipper lights votive candles in the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, on Christmas Eve December 24, 2006 in the biblical city of Bethlehem, West Bank. (David Silverman/Getty Images)