I would love to visit your church or ladies Bible study group and share this design with them! One person will receive this design while the rest of the group will receive a small design that goes with the story. I don't charge for this service, but I do invite attendees to give a free-will offering to support this ministry.
Mary was a young girl who was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph. One day an angel came to her and told her that she was going to have a baby. Mary must have had the birds and the bees talk by now because she knew she couldn't have a baby since she was a virgin. The angel told her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you...." (Now this part is important so pay attention!) "...In this way, the holy One to be born from you will be called the Son of God."
When Joseph found out that Mary was pregnant, he had no idea what to do. Can you blame him? In his time, the punishment for adultery was a stoning, and even if he felt betrayed by Mary, he still didn't want her to die. Then he also received a heavenly visitation. This angel said, "Joseph, don't be afraid to take Mary as your wife. What is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins."
Because the Roman ruler demanded that everyone in the country be registered, Mary and Joseph had to travel to another town called Bethlehem (sound familiar Part 2 of Sarah's Story?), where her baby was born. God put a special star in the sky to mark his birth, which eventually brought 3 wise men to worship and honor this little boy.
But even before the super important wise men came, yep, you guessed it, more angels. These angels visited some shepherds and told them where to find this newborn baby King.
Angels, a super star, super important kings, even shepherds, it looks to me like this baby was pretty special. And do you remember those prophecies about an unmarried virgin having a son and being born in Bethlehem and him restoring our broken relationship with God? After 400 years of silence, God has showed up.
(A Kassi retelling of Luke 2 and Matthew 1)