Matthew 1:20-21 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.”
When you think of Jesus’ birth, many of us think of The Virgin Mary, and she’s well deserving of all of our adoration and admiration! But there’s a man we, or at least I forget that played a massive part in the birth of Christ Jesus, Joseph! Have you ever thought about what an obedient person Joseph was to our God. Whenever I make a judgment of the men and women of the Bible, I think how I would measure up to their obedience and faith. When I try to imagine myself in Joseph’s shoes, I am not proud to say I might not have enough faith, to trust my soon to be wife was impregnated by the power of God’s Spirit! I see it now, my fiancé that has made sure I didn’t violate her purity, tells me she is expecting. I would go full man on her! LOL! You, women, know how men get when they are hurt, they might try to cover it up with anger, but they are damaged. I thank God Joseph was not a prototypical man Even before he was told by the Angel Gabriel that Mary was pregnant with the Son of God, Joseph didn’t want to bring harm to Mary physically or in anyway! I am not trying to say Joseph should get top billing in the Nativity story but we need to be impressed by his blind faith!
Mt. 1:20. But while he thought on these things—Who would not feel for him after receiving such intelligence, and before receiving any light from above? As he brooded over the matter alone, in the stillness of the night, his domestic prospects darkened and his happiness blasted for life, his mind slowly making itself up to the painful step, yet planning how to do it in the way least offensive—at the last extremity the Lord Himself interposes.
Jamieson, R., Fausset, A. R., & Brown, D. (1997). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible (Vol. 2, p. 6). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.