Chapel: The Story of Christmas, Part 1
Topic: Mary & Joseph
Over the next few weeks, we will discussing the biblical story of Christmas. Why not start at the beginning? Mary and Joseph were visited by angels with a message from God about a very important task-to bring forth Jesus! This was a shock to both of them, but they listened to and obeyed the will of God.
Joseph and Mary were to be married. Before the wedding, Joseph found out Mary was pregnant so he quietly broke their engagement. That night, Joseph was visited by an angel in a dream. The angel told him the child was from the Holy Spirit. When he awoke, Joseph did as the angel wanted-he married Mary and named the child Jesus.
Joseph was a righteous man and a carpenter. He was careful and meticulous in his work. Measure twice, cut once! He understood the importance of being obedient, listening, and following directions.
The angel appeared to him in a dream just one time. Joseph followed the instructions after hearing them one time because he was careful. Joseph awoke from his sleep and did what the angel told him. He heard and obeyed.
An angel came to Mary to explain that she would bear the Son of God. She didn’t fight with the angel over what was to happen. Instead, she answered, “May it be done to me according to your word.”
This is what God was looking for in parents for Jesus, people who loved the Lord and were ready to obey His calling. This is something they probably learned from their parents when they were children.
God can communicate with us in dreams since the mind is quieted and the body is resting so the spirit can listen.
We have to be diligent to do what God wants us to do. Will you be ready for whatever God calls you to do? You are asked every day to take care of your body and soul. Christ can be born every day in our hearts as we follow Him!
Canned Food Drive:
We are collecting donations for the Valley Food Bank. A big blue barrel will be in the hallway at school to collect canned and dry goods. Help bless our community!