December 22, 2019 – While Christmas is big in our families, churches, society and economy, it’s not big in the gospels. Mark and John don’t mention Jesus’ birth. Matthew describes it in 10 words. Only Luke provides us with the details. Matthew’s account of Jesus’ birth (1:18-25), focuses on Joseph, in a similar way that Luke’s account focuses on Mary. Both listened to angels who explained what God was doing, and embraced God’s plan changing direction for their life. Mary and Joseph willingly trusted God’s direction to pursue a we’ve never done this before experience. What will God do in and through our lives, if we follow their example?
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25