The Birth of Jesus

Based on Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20; Matthew 1:18-25

Abraham’s descendants waited for many years for God’s Promised Savior to come. And, just as God had promised, he did send his Savior. This is how it happened.

God sent an angel to a certain village where a virgin named Mary lived. She was engaged to be married. The angel said to her, “Greetings, favored woman! God is with you! Don’t be afraid. You will have a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And he will reign as king forever! Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” The angel replied, “God’s Spirit will make this happen—nothing is impossible with God!”

Mary believed God, and she praised him for honoring her in such a way.

When Mary’s fiancee heard that Mary was pregnant, he was troubled and considered divorcing her, but an angel from God spoke to him also, and told him that the child she carried was from God. So he took her as his wife, but he did not have sexual relations with her.

A few months later, a son was born to Mary. The night that Jesus was born, there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, watching their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel from God appeared among them, and they were really afraid! The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Promised Savior has been born today!” Then suddenly many angels joined him, and they all praised God together, “Glory to God, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” When the angels left, the shepherds went to find the baby Jesus in the place the angels told them he would be. After they saw him, they told everyone what the angel told them, and everyone who heard this news was amazed!

Drawing Elements: Mary (flower), Jesus, Holy Spirit (flame), Angels, Shepherds, Path Path – Represents the shepherds going to find Jesus and going to tell everyone what they saw

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