Matthew 1: 20-21 ” An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joeeph, 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.’ “

When the angel came to Mary she had questions, but in the end accepted the unfathomable.  With Joseph though,  it wasn’t that easy.  The very human feelings of hurt and rejection were evident in his decision to divorce Mary quietly.  And it certainly was within the Law to dismiss her from the bond of marriage with a Certificate of Divorce for her perceived conduct.  But before this could happen, the angel visited Joseph and convinced him that what Mary had told him was true…she in fact had not been unfaithful.  The Lord will sometimes give us a promise so wonderful and far-fetched that we can’t put our heads around it either…it’s at that point we will make the decision to either believe God or reject it based on our shallow emotions.

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