Date: December 13, 2020

Bible Text: Matthew 1:18-25 |


Joseph was a man who lived by the book. He always did the right thing. More than that, he applied the law of God with compassion. When Mary was found to be pregnant, and the child wasn’t his, Joseph planned to divorce her secretly, with the least amount of hurt to Mary. Into this dilemma comes an angel who tells Joseph the baby is conceived by the Holy Spirit of God. Believing God’s word to him, Joseph marries Mary and raises the baby Jesus. Christian hope is hope with certainty. Everything God told Joseph, through the angel, came true. If we, like Joseph, walk the high road in difficult circumstances – following God’s word with a compassionate heart – the God of hope will not let you down!