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The Birth of Jesus 
The birth of Jesus took place like this. 
His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. 
Before they came to the marriage bed, Joseph discovered she was pregnant. 
(It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn’t know that.) 
Joseph, chagrined but noble, 
determined to take care of things quietly 
so Mary would not be disgraced. 
While he was trying to figure a way out, he had a dream. 
God’s angel spoke in the dream: 
“Joseph, son of David, don’t hesitate to get married. 
Mary’s pregnancy is Spirit-conceived. God’s Holy Spirit has made her pregnant. 
 She will bring a son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name him Jesus—
‘God saves’
—because he will save his people from their sins.”  
This would bring the prophet’s embryonic sermon to full term:
Watch for this—a virgin will get pregnant and bear a son;
They will name him Emmanuel 

(Hebrew for “God is with us”).  
Then Joseph woke up. 
He did exactly 
what God’s angel commanded in the dream: 
He married Mary.

Merry Christmas All! This story, more than a story, a reality, brings hope-fulfilled, life-eternal, and joy never-ending.


Thank you for reading & Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

ccollick said...

Even the most simple message of Christmas can be the most meaningful for all who hear and take heart to its reality, indeed.

Great post, Rick. Merry Christmas!