Jesus Christ's first physical, human, visit to earth,
was his birth as a baby in Bethlehem, Israel, about 2011 years ago:
New Testament book of Luke chapter 2:
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that
all the world should be taxed.
taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto
the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that
she should be delivered.
And she brought
forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them
in the inn.
And there were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round
about them: and they were sore afraid.
the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ
And this shall be a sign unto
you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God,
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will toward men.
it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even
unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying
in a manger.
And when they had seen it,
they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered
them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Most Christians celebrate this as Christmas!