Have you ever been chosen for something?
How did it make you feel?
Mary was chosen for this really special task and she felt honoured by it. Did you know that God has chosen us too? He has chosen us to know him. How can we do that? Through Jesus! He chose to come into the world as a man so that we could know God and have a relationship with him.
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.”
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
Today’s craft is a Mirror. When you look in the mirror, remember that you are special to God and loved by him.
Items needed: Card, tin foil, pens, glue
1. First, cut a mirror shape out of the card
2. Next, cut a smaller circle of tin foil. This will be the part used for the mirror
3. Stick the tin foil in the middle of the card keeping the foil as flat as possible
4. Decorate around it using pens. You may want to use other items to decorate (tissue paper, coloured paper, sweet wrappers etc)
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