Do You See What I See: Doubt
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.”Matthew 1:18-21
Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the
word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. Luke 1:1-4
...“Joseph son of David, do not be afraid”... Matthew 1:20
Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came
together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet
want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had
commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
“Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have
struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”