In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel
Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married
to a man descended from David. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s name,
Mary. Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her:
You’re beautiful with God’s beauty,
Beautiful inside and out!
God be with you.
She was thoroughly shaken, wondering what was behind a greeting
like that. But the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has
a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call
his name Jesus.
He will be great,
be called ‘Son of the Highest.’
The Lord God will give him
the throne of his father David;
He will rule Jacob’s house forever—
no end, ever, to his kingdom.”
Mary said to the angel, “But how? I’ve never slept with a man.”
The angel answered,
The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
the power of the Highest hover over
Therefore, the child you bring to birth
will be called Holy, Son of God.
“And did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old
as she is? Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant!
Nothing, you see, is impossible with God.”
Yes, I see it all now:
Why Did Mary say yes? Was this an easy answer to give.
There were a lot of problems when
she said yes.
What would Joseph say or do?
What about her parents? Would they believe her baby was the Son of
Why did Mary say yes to God?
At the dump in Tijuana Mexico,
many poor people live there. They
live in the middle of all the filth, the
trash, the smell, the Germs, the rats, and bugs.
When a garbage truck enters the dump, many will run behind the truck to the place
it will dump it’s load. They search the
garbage for anything they can use or sale for pennies.
It’s a very hard life, and
one that is hard to look upon.
There in the dump are 3 Christian women who are nurses and they
live there with the people. They live
with the smell, the rats and everything you find at the dump.
In a distance there is a field of crosses made of sticks marking
the graves of those who lived and died in the dump.
Why would these 3 Christian women stay there, and help the people?
Cut and Separate and let each child draw one from a cup.
Let the children tell what job they drew. And ask if Jesus asked you to spend your
life doing this job, would you? Why?
Nursing Home Attendant
Mulking for horses
Waitress or waiter
Dog and Cat washer
After the exercise repeat the scripture
I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to
Let it be with me
just as you say. Luke 2 :The Message
Mary said yes, because she love God and wanted to be his
Because of Mary the very first Christmas came on the Birthday