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24 When Joseph woke up, he did just as an angel from God commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he didn’t have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. Joseph called him Jesus.
Whether because he told the story from a man’s point of view, or perhaps simply because his sources gave little information, Matthew wrote almost no details about Jesus’ actual birth. His short account didn’t even identify where the birth took place until after the fact (cf. Matthew 2:1). But he reported two key facts: despite his earlier reluctance, Joseph married the pregnant Mary. And he named her child “Jesus” (the Greek form of Joshua, which meant “God saves”), in keeping with the angelic direction in his dream.
Today’s Insights was chapter 13, “Joseph Did What the Lord Commanded,” 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.
Lord Jesus, give me the same openness to receive and live out your purpose that Joseph showed. Thank you for the carpenter’s quiet, modest courage and determination to do what was right. Amen.