Good News Thursday!!!
To listen to this weeks song for meditation, Click on A Strange Way To Save The World – Fred Hammond Christmas
Wow! Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner?
It seems that we were just celebrating Thanksgiving the other day and now, Christmas is right on our tails.
So what better time to start the two-part series of Jesus’ birth then today?
You may not have had time to sit down and read the story to either yourself or your family and loved ones due to the demands of life, but what better time than now to prepare for a two-part night of story time where you gather everyone together, have some popcorn or baked goods and just experience the humble magnificence of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Have some fun by reading the story, allowing questions to be asked and doing a little trivia surrounding His birth.
Pick someone to begin the reading or break up the paragraphs and allow everyone to participate in the telling of Jesus’ birth.
The Birth of Jesus Foretold (Part 1)………
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee,
27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David.
28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”
29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.
30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!
31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.
32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.
33 And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”
34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”
35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God.
36 What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month.
37 For the word of God will never fail.”
38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
Wow! What an amazing miracle to behold and to carry.
Tune in next week for Part 2 (The Birth of a King!)
Here’s To Your Spiritual Health!!!