You can tell this story too - using the Gospel magic trick of the Bible Colouring Book
During my Christmas show I tell the story of Mary’s meeting with the angel Gabriel. I use the Bible Colouring Book (magic trick) to tell this part of the Christmas story.
"The people of Israel hadn’t heard anything from God for four hundred years.
To demonstrate this silence you show the colouring book completely empty of any pictures.
Then one day the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary telling her: “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.”
Mary was very shaken by these words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But Gabriel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
To demonstrate the words of the angel to Mary you show the colouring book full of black and white drawings of Jesus’ life.
Mary is confused! “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”
Gabriel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.”
What is Mary going to answer? Is it going to be a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’?
Mary places her trust in the words of the angel and says yes!
To demonstrate her answer you show the colouring book full with coloured pictures of the life of Jesus.
But what would have happened if Mary had said no? Jesus would not have been born. There would be no Christmas story and we wouldn’t celebrate Christmas. Life would have been completely different."
To demonstrate this you finish with showing the colouring book totally empty.
You can do this magic trick during your Christmas service, school assembly or in your Sunday school lesson
Watch the demonstration video below.
You can see me doing a full demonstration of this story and magic trick in the video below. The Brittish guys from Mission Magic have made a beautiful Bible Colouring Book. In the video we demonstrate a colouring book with only pictures from the life of Jesus bought through Amazon.com.
Don't forget – any children’s worker can do this Gospel magic trick. It only needs a little bit of practice. So give it a try!