“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In…

“Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. When his parents…

“And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace…

“Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in…

“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and…

“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one…

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks…

“He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him…

“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of…

“And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you…

“Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, ‘What then is this child going to…

“Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.” (Luke 1:56, NIV84)…

“He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants…

“At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country…

“’I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May it be to me as you have…