Advent Week 2: Responding to God’s Call

By   •   December 9, 2013

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For Week Two, read Matthew 1:19–21: Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Meditation

We’re given just a little glimpse of Mary and Joseph before Jesus was born. They lived in the hill country of Galilee. Joseph was a religious man. Mary gives every evidence of having a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures, even though she was a teenager. The Bible teaches that God was so pleased with her that He chose her to be the mother of Jesus. Mary and Joseph weren’t married, and yet Mary became pregnant.

I’ve often put myself in Joseph’s place— imagined his thoughts, his aspirations about the girl to whom he was engaged. But Joseph decided to break the engagement privately.

While he was thinking about these things, God’s angel appeared to him in a dream to give Joseph an explanation of the situation. All Joseph’s suspicions were put away. He accepted what God had said through the angel, and he was immediately married to Mary.

Both Joseph and Mary followed the call and plan of God, and through their obedience the way was prepared for Christ to come and bless us.

Are you seeking to follow God’s call on your life? Are you actively responding to Him?

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30 Comments

  1. desuzarema says:

    Thanks a lot for guiding me meditation on scriptures

  2. Deborah Nelson says:

    I have been watching Billy Braham since I was a child wonderful messages, now I am 49 and still amazed at the messages keep up the great work

  3. shazia says:

    I’m happy to hear Lord’s Call. for me

  4. Wanda gribble says:

    Great

  5. Margareta Cronholm says:

    Thank you. I am not sure but God is teaching me many things about myself and His love for people.
    If I am gonne be useful to the Lord I must get rid of unforgiveness.Praise our Father for His patience.

  6. Gordon Sangma says:

    I’m happy to hear Lord’s Call.

  7. shannon says:

    Jesus is coming back anyday the whole earth will shake followed the 7trumpets of revelation

  8. Tuhina says:

    I was hug by God when i was chilhood ………but what about my parents mostly my father who never pray to God and accept…but hope in God that i will meet my father n parenst in haeven.