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Christmas Devotion Nine - An Angel Announces Jesus' Birth

Read Luke 1:26-56

JUST THE FACTS
1. What was the name of the angel who visited Mary? (v.26)
2. What was the name Mary was to give her child? (v.31)
3. What was Mary's final answer to the angel? (v.38)

LET'S TALK
1.Why did Mary believe this very unusual announcement? Why did Mary visit Elizabeth?
2, What was Mary like? Why do you think God chose her to be Jesus' mother?

WHY THIS MATTERS
God showed that he can do the impossible - a virgin became pregnant by his Holy Spirit, and God's Son came into the world. Mary's song of praise in Luke 1:46-55 tells how wonderful this news is.

POINTS OF INTEREST
1:39-40 Mary's home in Nazareth was about 65 miles away from Jerusalem, where her cousin Elizabeth lived. In Bible times, that distance would have taken several days to travel. It was common for relatives to visit and stay for months at a time, like Mary did.