Daily Archive for December 19th, 2015

Joseph

When Joseph found out about Mary’s pregnancy, at first he must have been a bit angry! He  must not have believed her story and that she was pregnant by a special grace of the Holy Spirit. Even though they were engaged and not yet married, to break up their relationship was considered as a very serious thing at that time.  Joseph did not want to make Mary unhappy, so he was spending a lot of time thinking about what he was to do. But in a dream, an angel appeared to Joseph and told him to trust Mary. The angel also told Joseph that the child should be called Jesus. Having a vision in a dream from God was a sign of God’s approval, so this would have made Joseph believe what Mary had told him and do what the angel had said!