Ornament: Angel (Ceramic Angel that I painted)
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Pages 176-179
Day 23 Synopsis: Now we meet Mary, the Mother of Jesus. One day an angel named Gabriel appears to Mary and tells her that she is going to have a baby. (This is the same angel who appeared to Zechariah, John the Baptist's father.) Mary isn't going to have just any baby, but the most special baby ever born. Mary is pregnant with the Son of God. She is going to give birth to our Rescuer. This is amazing in and of itself, but what makes it even more miraculous is that Mary is a virgin. The Great Rescue plan is about to begin, and Mary is the specially selected young woman to be Jesus' mother. Once again God has chosen something out of the ordinary to fulfill His great plan to save us all from our sins. We see that nothing is impossible with our great God! Mary is just a person like the rest of us, but she was truly blessed to be the mother of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.