There has been many men and women sitting in waiting rooms at various hospital to find out what their ‘bundle of joy” will be. Some are listening for the shout of a girl, a boy, twins, etc. Technology has taken the guest work out of the process. But, occasionally the ultrasound can be wrong. Many centuries ago before the invention of the such machinery, Mary and Joseph were informed by an angel that they would have a boy. This boy would be conceived by the Holy Ghost, He would be born in a manger, and he would saved people from sin.
A miracle took place at the conception of Jesus. Mary was impregnated by the Holy Ghost. This was God way of bringing His son into the world for the mission assigned to Him. When we understand the awesomeness of God, we realize that nothing is too hard for Him. At first, Joseph had a problem accepting the pregnancy of Mary. He knew he had not touch her, so how could she be pregnant? But while he was thinking about what to do about the situation, God put his mind at ease. God sent an angel with information to Joseph of what to do about Mary. Joseph took Mary as his wife and didn’t know her until she had given birth to Jesus (St. Matthew 1:20-25). Joseph was an honorable man. How many men today are willing to wait until marriage before they know their wives. Mary was a virgin. In our society where sex is talk about and performed so casually, we should encourage our daughters to maintain their virginity until marriage.
When we know that we are expecting a child, we do all in our power to make sure they arrive with dignity and honor. But for the Son of God, man had no room for Him in the inn. But, God saw to it that His son had a grand entry. An angel announced the birth of Mary’s baby and God’s Son, then a host of angels join in the celebration. (St. Luke 2:8-14) Many still have no room for Jesus, but he longs to be a part of all of our lives. The best gift we can give him this season is to total surrender our lives to Him.
We are no longer condemned to destruction because Jesus came to save us. Praise God! God made the provision for our salvation through Jesus, but we must accept Jesus as savior. Once we become part of the family of God, we have so many benefits. Please don’t forfeit your inheritance by rejecting Jesus as Savior. This boy that the angel proclaim as the son of God, this boy that was born of a virgin name Mary, this boy who earthly father was Joseph wants to do something so beautiful in your life today. Make room for Him in your life. You won’t regret it.