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There is no mention of a wedding although the angel told Joseph in a dream to take Mary to be his wife.
Matthew chapter one verse twenty four it says:
[When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife.]
One would have to imagine a command from an angel is pretty powerful, and also it was still part of their original plan to be married since they were engaged.
The wedding might have been already discussed and the details were in the works for the ‘special day.’
We are not told if it was a public or private one. There is no mention of it.
We are just told they were married as the angel commanded, and they waited to be ‘husband and wife’ till the new baby Jesus was born.
That took a great deal of courage and self control for a young couple, but based on the serious assignment they were given, I am sure it was something they could manage.
When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, he said to her in Luke one verse twenty eight:
[“Greetings, favored women! The Lord is with you!” Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.
“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!”]
In order for us to fully understand this moment we need to understand the words that were spoken. said confused is: to perplex, bewilder, make unclear or to associate by mistake.
In other words Mary was having a difficult time understanding what was taking place.
The word disturb means: to interrupt the quiet, rest or peace, or to unsettle or cause disturbance.
I would imagine if an angel told anyone they were to not be afraid, just listen to me.
It would be unsettling and interrupting. Then to hear your life would change forever?
Yeah that would be a bit disturbing or interrupting or even, hard to believe.
To be favored was to have God’s grace and blessing upon you when you least deserve it.
After listening to the angel Gabriel Mary responded:
In Luke chapter one verse thirty eight:
[Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”
Then the angel left her.]
The spirit of Christmas continues as scripture moves towards the birth of Jesus.