December 2nd: Our Heavenly Father Loved her Dearly

Come to Christ

The word Advent can be defined as the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. This Christmas season help your family remember the arrival of Christ by sharing sections of the Christmas Story from the Bible and Book of Mormon Daily.

In the city of Nazareth there lived a maiden most beautiful and fair above all Other maidens. Her name was Mary, and she was loving and kind to everyone: she was precious to our Father in heaven. He had chosen her to become the mother of his own Son, Jesus our Savior. When our Heavenly Father knew it was time for Jesus to be born, he sent the angel Gabriel to tell Mary that she was to be the mother of Jesus. This is how it happened. One day when Mary was alone, the angel Gabriel stood before her. Mary was surprised and frightened. But the angel told her not to feel afraid, for Our Heavenly Father loved her dearly. Then the angel told Mary that she was to be the mother Of Jesus, our Savior, for whom the people had waited so long. The angel said, Fear not, Mary; for thou hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou shall bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus (Luke 1:30, 31).” The angel told Mary that her son would be the son Of our Father in heaven and would be the promised King, who would teach the people how to live and be happy. At first Mary was surprised and somewhat troubled, She had known that a woman from the land of Palestine would be chosen to be the mother Of the Savior and King, but it was hard for her to realize that she was the chosen one. Then the angel explained to Mary that through the power of our Heavenly Father this child would be born to her, and he would be the Son of God. The angel Gabriel also told Mary that her cousin Elisabeth was soon to have a child, even though she had thought it wag impossible. Then Mary spoke to the angel and told him that she was willing to do whatever our Heavenly Father wanted her to do. The angel left, and Mary thought and thought about the words that he had spoken to her.

 December 2nd: Our Heavenly Father Loved her Dearly

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