Sunday, December 18, 2011

Advent- Day 16

Day 16: Read Matthew 1:18-24

I like that the Advent activities we're doing provide us with multiple versions of Christ's birth from The Bible. It helps us keep it all in perspective. It also amazes me how Kaden picks up different pieces of the story and tells his own version of the story. Each time he gets the basics- Mary was having a baby, Jesus was born, the animals were there, people brought him presents. Lately, he insists that "Jesus died on the cross to die, and THEN he was born in a manger, Mom." Hmm.... looks like we still have some work to do on that one.

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son- Matthew 1:18-24
18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[d]: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e]did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[g] (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Today's book choice was: If you take a mouse to the movies

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