The Annunciation:
A Child will be Born

adapted from Luke 1:26-38 for young children 3+ 

Luke 1 26:38
Ages 3+

In the city of Nazareth, in Galilee, there lived a young woman named Mary.  Mary was soon to marry a carpenter named Joseph.  

One day Gabriel, an angel, visited Mary and said: "Greetings, most favored one, and do not be afraid.  God has chosen you among all women.  Very soon you will have a baby, you must call him Jesus" 

This would be a very special baby.  He would be great, and his kingdom would last forever and ever.  He told her that the child would be called the Son of God.

Mary bowed before the angel Gabriel and told him she would be obedient to God and that she wanted to do as God wished.  When she got up the angel had gone.

New Words:
 in the New Testament, the announcement to Mary by the angel Gabriel that she would be the mother of Jesus (see Luke 1:26-38). The Feast of the Annunciation is observed on March 25. The scene between Gabriel and Mary has often been depicted in paintings, notably by the Italian masters Leonardo da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli and the German painter Matthias Grünewald.

Art appreciation:
Select and share with children some of the most famous and beloved art masterpieces related to The Annunciation: 
Leonardo Da Vinci The Annunciation.  Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Sandro Boticelli Cestello Annunciation Uffice Gallery, Florence, Italy
Several other masterpieces related to The Annunciation at Olga's Gallery.

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