Dec 7, 2015

10 Days of Nativity: Day 1

Day 1: Gabriel Sent to Nazareth

Today the angel Gabriel is sent to Mary with some pretty exciting news. I could see this day sparking a few 'interesting' questions in the years to come... If our set had a pregnant cousin Elizabeth I'd have included her too, but it didn't. Feel free to include the portion of scripture following today's story if you'd like to include Elizabeth for your nativity!

Have fun, and don't forget to share your pics with us! #10DaysofNativity or tag me right in your picture. If I can, we'll share them too!

Introduce: Angel, Mary

Scripture: Luke 1:26-38 (ESV)
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed[a] to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”[b] 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”[c]
35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born[d] will be called holy—the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant[e] of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Questions You May Ask your Kiddos:

What was the angel's name? Who sent the angel to Mary? What did the angel tell Mary? Do you think Mary was excited or afraid? (We'll read more about Mary tomorrow!)

Have fun! Enjoy this time with you and yours! Praise Jesus!

If you're wondering what this is all about read the introduction to 10 Days of Nativity here.

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