Ask Mary and Joseph a question

 

Mary and Joseph – a couple expecting their first child, isolated by their family, left out in the cold to sleep with the animals.

What would you ask Mary and Joseph?

Leave them a question below, and they’ll reply.

  • marlenewhillans

    How did you feel Mary when you were ready to give birth to your first child and no one would make room for you?

    • MaryandJoseph

      It was hard to deal with, being isolated by everyone just as I was feeling very scared & vulnerable, about to give birth to my first child. I know it was busy around Bethlehem because of the census, but I had hoped they’d still find some space for us, despite the rumours that had been spread about how I’d got pregnant before marriage.

      • marlenewhillans

        Were you able to keep believing that God had caused your pregnancy even when Joseph doubted
        It must have been hard when people were looking at you and talking behind your back

        • MaryandJoseph

          I always believed that God had caused my pregnancy – the angel was pretty clear about that! Finding out that my cousin Elizabeth was also expecting a miraculous baby, and Joseph being visited by an angel, helped me too.

          It didn’t stop it being scary at times, and following God’s will isn’t always easy (that’s been proven enough times throughout our peoples’ history!), but I committed myself to be a humble servant to His plans.

  • RE Bury Church

    How did it feel being told you were pregnant despite being a virgin? from Yr 8 pupil

    • MaryandJoseph

      It was really scary at first, because I wasn’t sure how Joseph would react. But Joseph’s been really supportive – I think an angel appearing to him may have helped!

  • RE Bury Church

    How did it feel when a group of shepherds you’d never met turned up?
    from M. in Year 8

    • MaryandJoseph

      We were very surprised that anyone outside of our family knew about our baby – certainly so quickly!

      But then they explained that they knew because of lots of angels visiting them, and told us all about their journey down from the hills, to come and search for us in this busy town.

      We certainly won’t forget them!

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