40 For 40 - Christmas Classics: Joseph and The Coming of Jesus
Topic: Advent Passage: Matthew 1 :18–1 :25
Advent is a celebration of Immanuel, God with us! Isaiah prophesied about Immanuel and here at the beginning of Matthew's writing he speaks of the fulfillment of that as Joseph receives word of this unexpected son that Mary will bear. Could you imagine receiving this news? It's startling news for Joseph that turns to a blessing and is great news for the world.