Matthew 1: 22-23
18 Now the
birth of Jesus the Messiah took
place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before
they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19Her
husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public
disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. 20But just when he had resolved to do 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 as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will
bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from
their sins.’22All this took place to fulfil what had been
spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
We call Mary’s child “Emmanuel”, because we see in him the God who has always been with us. Jesus is always in our midst.
What might that mean for you in your life?
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