Blog Your Blessings Sunday XXXVI

I've been compiling Bible passages on the true meaning of Christmas. The continuing Christmas BYBS offers this passage for today. Best wishes in the season of Advent and a Happy BYB Sunday to all.

Matthew 1:18-25
The Birth of Jesus Christ

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"—which means, "God with us."

When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

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Kuanyin Moi said...

And Happy BYB Sunday to you 2! May your Holiday Season be prosperous, joyous and peaceful!

CyberCelt said...

I never knew how Joseph was told. I always wondered how he managed to swallow his pride and marry her. I can almost see a comic skit about it.

Thanks for sharing.

Dana said...

My husband loves hot dogs and would love to own a hot dog place someday. :)

happy BYB Sunday to you too!

Paulie said...

Oh that we should be as trusting as Joseph! Thanks for bringing us the Biblical story each week. What a blessing jesus is in my life!

I forgot to take my byb Sunday post out of draft and was goen all day yesterday but it is up now should you want to venture over here.

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