This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about:
His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
Kathy @ In Quiet Places says
Moment to moment and day by day He is With us!
The story never gets old … it gains in beauty and meaning each passing year. I’m loving focusing on the carols sung and praised and prayed to God in the Gospels during this sweet advent season –
Blessed advent to you all!
God with us. Once we start taking that phrase literally… we begin to feel God’s spirit with us, within us , & hovering over us.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! He has and still is in the work of keeping His promises. God with us and in us, working for our good and His glory. So blessed!
Beth Williams says
Love the story and the bravery of such a young woman. She truly had faith in God!!!
AMEN and have a blessed Christmas everyone!
Sandra Crittenden says
Our Father sent His heart for us. Merry Christmas Sisters. May the love of our Lord Jesus shine on your this Christmas as it shined so brightly in Bethlehem. What a gift the Father have given us.
never get tired of those words