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20 As he was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
13 When the magi had departed, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up. Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod will soon search for the child in order to kill him.”
The name Joseph came from a great man in Israel’s history. Genesis 37, 39-50 told that first Joseph’s story. He was the patriarch Jacob’s favorite son (born to Jacob’s favorite wife, Rachel). He grew from a spoiled child into a man of reliable integrity, and Egypt’s king finally trusted him to save Egypt (and Jacob’s family) from a great famine. Interpreting dreams, an ability he always credited to God, played a key role in the rise of Joseph’s historic namesake (cf. Genesis 41:15-16).
Lord Jesus, someone else got to choose the name I got at birth. But I get to choose what kind of person that name identifies. Help me, like both the famous and obscure Josephs, to be known for living with the kind of character you offer all people. Amen.
Today’s Insights was chapter 10, “Joseph’s Dreams,” from The Journey: A Season of Reflections, by Adam Hamilton. Copyright © 2011 by Abingdon Press, and available on our website for 24 hours by permission of Abingdon Press. If you’d like to buy the entire book of reflections, you can click here for a direct link to the Cokesbury sale page, as well as other Journey resources.