Joseph’s Dream

December 10 2023

Book: Matthew

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

The story of Jesus’ birth in Matthew’s gospel is seen through the eyes of a troubled Joseph. While Luke narrates the story through an excited Mary. Matthew paints the sober picture of a man who just found out that his fiance is pregnant. Would Joseph follow the expected path and divorce Mary? Or would he exercise faith and overcome his fear of shame and believe the unbelievable. Advent requires us to ask the same questions of our own lives. Is salvation possible and are we willing to risk everything to believe that it comes through the miraculous birth of Jesus?