Christmas Bible Reading Plan 2015 – Day 7

Day 7 – Matthew 1:18-25 & Isaiah 7:14
(by Niels)

Today we read about Joseph’s side of the story. The text written by Matthew conveys his respect and love for both Mary and God, and plays an important role in the prophecy of Isaiah.

Joseph considers divorcing Mary in order to save her dignity, however this was not God’s plan. Therefore, He sends an angel in a dream to tell Joseph to marry Mary.  Joseph accepts the angel’s command and therefore also his fate: Becoming Jesus’ (earthly) father.

It seems like Joseph didn’t see it as a possibility to take Mary as his wife, until God demanded him to. Sometimes we limit our own options in life. In times like these, it can help to turn to God. He knows his plan with our lives and may reveal options that we haven’t even considered yet.

Take some time to consider whether or not you’re letting God show you his way. His ideas might surprise you in a good way.