Ornament: Carpentry Tools (Miniature tools purchased from local craft store )
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-24
The Jesus Storybook Bible: No Story
Day 22 Synopsis: Now we come to the part of our story where we are very close to Jesus' birth. Today we learn about Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. Joseph is betrothed (kind of like being engaged) to Mary. When Joseph finds out that Mary is pregnant and he knows the child is not his, he decides to quietly leave her. Before Joseph can go through with his plan of breaking the engagement, an angel appears to him while he is dreaming. This angel tells him about Jesus and how the son that Mary carries is the Son of God and is going to save the world. He encourages Joseph to go through with his marriage to Mary and not be afraid. Joseph is an amazing man of great character. He does what the Lord asks him through the angel and is married to Mary. Because Joseph was a carpenter, I chose to represent him with various carpentry tools.