Parents, today your child heard that Jesus’ birth brings praise and worship. As Mary arrived at Elizabeth’s house, the baby inside of Elizabeth leaped for joy. Mary praised God that she would give birth to the Son of God.
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Our Weekly Bible Verse, the children learned on Sunday, is from Mary’s praise after visiting Elizabeth. What a refreshing stay that must have been for Mary and Elizabeth both.
“The New Testament starts with the story of two pregnancies. Disgrace is part of each of them. In one case, disgrace is removed; in the other, disgrace is imposed. But in each, we see miraculous demonstrations of God’s amazing grace in offering salvation to all men.” Rob Schwarzwalder writes about “Two Disgraced Women Who Changed the World” here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/two-disgraced-women-who-changed-the-world/
We live in an age when belief in God is often no longer assumed or even valued. Many believe that all our advances mean we no longer need a god and our scientific knowledge has disproved the reality of God. Other people see that same scientific knowledge as pointing to the existence of an Intelligent Designer.
Do you know who said this and to whom he was speaking? As you memorize the Unit Verse this week, open your bible to Matthew chapter 1 and begin reading the story together.