Parents around the world celebrate the arrival of their newborn baby. Some parents ask trusted friends to help them as they raise the child.
Jesus has always been God’s Son. But when God sent Jesus to earth, He chose Mary and Joseph to raise His Son. God knew that Mary and Joseph would be good parents. Both of them were willing to accept the responsibility of raising Jesus. They were faithful parents.
Our Bible verses today show us that Mary was willing for God to use her. In verse 38 she said, “I am the Lord’s servant. Let this thing you have said happen to me!” Mary and Joseph took care of Jesus. Soon after he was born, they took Jesus to the temple to obey the Jewish law. Luke 2:41 tells us that every year, they went to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover feast.
God gave Mary and Joseph a special job to do, and they were faithful to obey Him. I hope that you will be faithful and obedient to God, too.