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In the book of Matthew chapter one verse eighteen, we find ourselves reading the beginning of a story.
[This is how Jesus the Messiah was born.]
Every story has a beginning and this was no exception, only with Jesus the lineage was set up many years before.
From Matthew chapter one verse one to verse sixteen, it names all the generations before him naming fathers first, till it came to Mary.
In verse sixteen b it says: [Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah]
The significance of that is crucial since the time of the Old Testament to the new, the people were waiting for a Messiah.
For in the book of Isaiah in the Old testament they were promised a sign to watch out for.
Isaiah seven verse fourteen: [Alright then, The Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’)
The story unfolding as we realize after hundred’s of years of waiting, the promise spoken now fulfilled.
God’s presence with us.
In Matthew chapter one verse twenty three:
[Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us’.]
It was a supernatural moment. A moment in time where God’s presence came to us in a very simple way.
What can be more simple than the birth of a newborn. What can be more precious?
Throughout the story the angels ministered to both Mary and Joseph during this journey of theirs.
They knew the significance of what they were being asked.
They also didn’t really know the heart ache that would come to them.
Just as any parents we go into the process with wonder and awe and fear and a full range of emotions.
I would imagine Mary and Joseph were just like us.
Following what the angels had told them, and facing the journey together… for the first time.