“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
I’m sure Joseph did not understand the magnitude of these words when he received them. However, as Joseph attempted to do what was right by secretly putting away Mary in her pregnancy, God sent His angel to him to deliver the message he needed in assuring him to obediently take her as his wife in the midst of his fear.
My God, Who gives us the assurance we need for Your purpose. Your servant Joseph was afraid and You assured him by the words that he needed to hear for obedience. Though I may not have have an angel appear to me directly, I find assurance in the words of the Bible that are always at my fingertips. In Your inspired scriptures You have revealed Your purpose in bringing forth a Savior by the Holy Spirit, through Mary’s womb, to save Your people from their sins. By faith I am blessed to be part of Your people who are saved from their sins by His blood. What glorious assurance this gives me in the midst of all my fears! Thank you, most merciful God, for Jesus! I devote myself to follow Him all the days of my life as today I remember the purpose for which He was born. Amen.
Truth in love,