December 17, 2015
Pondering the Prepared ones: Joseph
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly, But while he thought about these things, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to him.....
OK - he may have come in by freight (so to speak) but He was an honorable man and had the MOST angelic visits of anyone in the Christmas story! Certainly his was also a heart prepared and looking for the Messiah -
Naturally speaking, he had every right to have Mary stoned - but when the angel appeared to him and shared the good news with him - he rose to the occasion and gaurded her and the baby with love in his heart!
Even if the good news places us in an awkward situation - may we learn to rise to the occasion and stand firm in the truth that God has revealed to us!
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