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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hope of Christ

We have looked at Christmas Hope for the last three weeks through the account found in Matthew 1:18-25. This hope is named Jesus! For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16

 We have studied the signs, the crisis, and the choices of Christmas, and how they can give us hope. The end product of this story is the birth of Christ the greatest gift of hope of all. Even in the most serious problems we can get closer to God. Joseph was called to care and protect Baby Jesus and His Mother Mary. Upon hearing God’s instructions clearly he obeyed them immediately.

 Joseph followed his directions perfectly:

 He married Mary, who was carrying the Son of God in her womb.
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

 He named the child Jesus as he was instructed.
21 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.”

Be wise today and always - listen and obey God's direction for your life.