Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Christmas Story, Part 1




... God sent the angel Gabriel to the town of Nazareth in Galilee with a message for a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to Joseph from the family of King David. The angel greeted Mary and said, "You are truly blessed! The Lord is with you."
   
Mary was confused by the angel's words and wondered what they meant. Then the angel told Mary, "Don't be afraid! God is pleased with you, and you will have a son. His name will be Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of God Most High. The Lord God will make him king, as his ancestor David was. He will rule the people of Israel forever, and his kingdom will never end."
   
Mary asked the angel, "How can this happen? I am not married!"
   
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come down to you, and God's power will come over you. So your child will be called the holy Son of God. Your relative Elizabeth is also going to have a son, even though she is old. No one thought she could ever have a baby, but in three months she will have a son. Nothing is impossible for God!"
   
Mary said, "I am the Lord's servant! Let it happen as you have said." And the angel left her.

(Luke 1:26-38 CEV)


8 comments:

Colene Murphy said...

Lurv. You will keep telling it on Sundays then, I am going to assume until you say otherwise? Cause...this excites me if you are!

Joanna St. James said...

this has to be some uber contemporary version, I have never seen it told this way.

Kari Marie said...

What a wonderful idea for a series of posts. Thank you!

Su said...

Lovely! And thanks for the reminder to do my Advent readings...

Dominic de Mattos said...

I really thought I was following you already, but apparently not! Thanks for guiding us through the Christmas story :)
I just love Mary's faith. No teenage tantrum - just, Yeah OK ... whatever you say.
:Dom

The Blogger Formerly Known As said...

Funny how, even after all those Sunday School lessons, I’d forgotten all about Elizabeth. My dad’s a minister, and it’s easy think you’ve heard the same story too many times. Extremely good to be reminded otherwise. Thanks :)
The enigmatic, masked blogger

Madeleine said...

Lovely excerpt :O)

LadyJai said...

<3