Read the context around these key verses when possible!
The prophets foretold that God would do the impossible. A young girl, never given to a man in marriage, would actually have a baby boy. This baby would be unlike every other baby because this baby wouldn’t have a human father. God would be His father. We can’t get our minds to fully understand all of this, but God promised an amazing thing!
What seemed like so long after the prophecy, Mary, an ordinary girl, received this same message from an angel. But… the angel told her SHE was that girl. Mary would be the mother of Jesus, God’s own Son. Mary would be the mother of the Forever King. She couldn’t fully understand all of this, but she trusted God to do this amazing thing!
Mary rejoiced in God her Savior! She believed this baby was the Promised Rescuer she needed to be saved from her sin and brought back to God. He is the Savior she needed! He is the Savior we need too!
What did Christ do to save you?
“Christ perfectly kept the law of God and suffered the punishment due for my sin.”The Fall and Salvation, Songs for Saplings, Vol. 2
Let’s rejoice in the God Who Saves!
Going Deeper with teens/preteens:
Study Mary’s Song of Praise in Luke 1:46-55 and observe what she knows about God. You may also want to glean some insight from this article by The Gospel Coalition, 3 Things Mary Knew About God.
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
The following are available on Right Now Media:
To Us a Child is Born (Isaiah 9:6, John 3:16) – From Seeds Family Worship, Christmas Album
Mary’s Song of Praise (Luke 1:46-50) – From Seeds Family Worship, Christmas Album
What great thing did God do through an ordinary girl named Mary? What great things does God do through His church?
Neighbors & Nations
We are blessed to be a blessing. Whether near or far, God’s heart is to make His name known so people from every nation will worship Him.
What can our family do today to make God’s name known?
Ideas for December 10
- Continue working on raising money for the gift you want to purchase from Compassion International or another organization.
- Consider sponsoring a child or adding another child to an existing sponsorship.
- Pray for people in poverty in your community and around the world.
- Look for ways to give help because God has been so gracious to us.
If you are using the Advent Prayer Chain, pray for the next link.
If you have the Seeing Jesus stickers, add the circle to today's banner and review the previous stickers.
Seeing Jesus, Advent Wall Sticker Set is a Christmas countdown that provides a visual reminder of each day’s focus to help us see and celebrate Jesus.