How Do You Know He Was There?
Helena, the mother of Constantine, the first Christian Emperor of Rome, made a trip to the Holy Land between 326 and 328 AD. She went to build churches there where ever she felt she had verified important events in Jesus’ life had taken place. Eusebius, the first historian of the church and the Bishop of Caesarea, took Helena to the hill country about a mile east of Bethlehem which, for 200 years, the local people had revered as the place where the angels appeared to the shepherds in the Christmas story. Helena built a church there also, the mosaic tile floor of which may have been discovered.