“This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.” Yet, not the typical story follows. Today we hear about the circumstances leading up to the birth of Jesus from Joseph’s perspective. When Joseph finds out that Mary is pregnant, he is concerned about her reputation and decides to divorce her quietly. However, an angel appears to Joseph in a dream and tells him not to be afraid to take Mary into his home. Joseph”s response? He goes beyond the reasonable, follows the words he heard in the dark, takes a leap of faith and moves Mary into his home.
In what ways may God be calling you to listen to what you hear in the dark? Go beyond your usual response. Do not be afraid!
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