From the gospel of Matthew we have a message so empowering that most find it too difficult to believe. Nevertheless true believers rejoice in it and can give this as a gift to their children and grandchildren. What better gift then the story of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There is a sense of great awe each time we hear it because of the mystery of the immaculate conception of the virgin Mary. Lets be inspired through this message in the gospel of Matthew.
Matthew 1: 18-25
This is how the birth of Jesus manifest: Mary his mother was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 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 privately.
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."
All this too place to fulfill what the Lord had said through his prophet. The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel --which means, "God with us."
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary home with him as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Dr. Clarice Marlene Moore-Grantt, Minister