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Moving in the direction of Joseph and how he was presented the news about Mary.
Have you ever had one of those dreams that felt real and life changing?
I have and it was powerful.
I think just as Joseph had his dream, he knew in his heart he had to follow through and complete what he was told.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 
19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 
20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 
21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
23“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” 
(which means, God with us). 
24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 
25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. 
And he called his name Jesus. Matthew 1:18-25
Can you imagine Joseph right now? He had his own life altering moment.
After hearing the news his first reaction was, let Mary go so he could walk out of the situation. I would think that is a pretty normal reaction sometimes when someone hears they will be a dad when they are not ready to be one. His second thought after being told by the angel the news, was to accept the role he would play in this very important time in history. Perhaps even because he loved Mary and wanted the best for her and leaving her would not be in her best interest or protection. We have to give Joseph a lot of credit in this as he married Mary, yet firmly stayed away from her till the time for her to have this new little baby.
I imagine they talked about what was going to take place between the two of them. It had to have been life changing for both of them.
I also imagine their fears as both of them were young and perhaps not even ready to become parents.
Life altering moments don’t always give us a preparation. 
Sometimes they just happen and it is our choice as to how we will manage or react to them. 
Joseph’s life altering moment would forever change him.
Not too different than you or I in these kinds of situations.