This week, Sunday School, the children will hear about Mary’s visit to Elizabeth (Luke 1:26–56). In the presence of the Son of God growing within Mary’s Womb, John the Baptist leapt inside Elizabeth’s womb. God fills us with Himself in Word and Sacrament and we, like Mary, offer our praise and worship. Mary’s song, “The Magnificat,” is sung by Christians as part of the Matins Liturgy. Talk to your children about this wonderful Bible story and how God fills us with His presence through Word and Sacrament. Review the Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed, “born of the virgin Mary.”
The text for this lesson is Luke 1:26–56.
God remembered Mary, filling her womb with the world’s Savior. God remembers us and, through His Word and Sacraments, fills us with Christ Jesus, granting us full salvation. Like Mary, we offer our humble praise.
Law: No one is righteous before God.
Gospel: God sent His Son, Jesus, the Righteous One, to be born of Mary, so He could give me His righteousness, granting me full salvation.