Matthew 1:20-21 – But as he considered these things, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”



As Joseph was considering how to be just with Mary and not cause her shame, he hears from an angel of the Lord.  The angel tells Joseph not to fear that the child Mary is carrying is conceived of the Holy Spirit.  The child is a boy who will be a savior to his people from their sins and his name shall be Jesus.


Application –

This is a remarkable account of what Joseph was feeling prior to the birth of Jesus.

We are not to fear as we know Jesus is God incarnate supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb. This is all part of God’s plan from the beginning of His creation. Jesus came into the world as a baby in human flesh so could understand us have empathy, serve and suffer for all of mankind.  God loves us so much that he sent a perfect sinless Jesus to save all who believe in their hearts and confess with their mouth that he is Lord of all. We must place our faith in Jesus and repent of our sin to be reconciled to God so we can have a relationship with Him and make Him Known.



Father, Thank you for your great steadfast love in sending Jesus to save me from my sins.  Let the same power of the Holy Spirit that conceived Jesus and raised him from the dead lead me trust you completely and follow you faithfully to glorify you.