Mary & Gabriel

This story is about Mary believing what God said.

The child will learn that:-

  • Mary accepted the angel’s message even though to her it seemed impossible.
  • God can do things that seem impossible.

Bible Story Reference: Luke 1: 26-38

Memory Verse: 

Luke 1: 37 (NIV)

“For no word from God will ever fail.”

Opening Activity

  • Review last week’s story about the angel’s message that Zechariah and Elizabeth were going to have a baby. Shortly after that, God sent the angel to make another special visit.

Bible Story

  • Contrast Mary with Elizabeth. Mary was just a young girl, engaged to a man called Joseph and lived in the town of Nazareth. One day she had a visit from an angel called Gabriel. (Luke 1: 26-27) (Help the child understand that this was not a usual occurrence and Mary was naturally afraid.)
  • The angel told her not to be afraid. She listened carefully as Gabriel told her that she was going to have a baby son. Mary was a little confused; she didn’t have a husband yet. The angel told her that God the Holy Spirit would give her this special baby. She was to call Him Jesus. (Luke 1: 29-34)
  • Jesus would be greater than any other baby that had been born. He would be the Son of God. It may have been hard to understand but the angel told Mary that nothing is impossible with God. (Luke 1: 35-37)
  • Mary believed the message that she had been told. Mary was willing to be part of God’s great plan to send His Son into the world. The birth of Jesus would be a wonderful miracle. (Luke 1: 38)
  • Have you ever been promised something that you found hard to believe?
  • Why do you think Mary believed the angel?
  • God wants each of us to be able to trust Him, in the same way as Mary did.


Ask the child the following questions as a means of revising the story.

  1. Where did Mary live?
  2. Who was Mary engaged to?
  3. What was the name of the angel who visited Mary?
  4. Why was Mary a little confused at the message from the angel?
  5. In what way would the baby be special?
  6. What did Mary do about the message?
  7. How is Mary a good example for us to follow?
  8. What things are impossible with God?


Dear Lord, help me to always believe you.




What You Need

  • Tissue tube or roll
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Glue


  1. Cut out a circle from the paper and draw an angel face.
  2. Cut out two hearts form the piece of paper.
  3. Glue the heart “wings” to one side of the tube and then glue the face to the other side.
  4. You can use the angel to retell the story of the angel giving Mary surprising news to your friends and family.