Friday, November 12, 2004 +

GS 006 Mary Pregnant

Joseph, her fiancé, a kindly man unwilling to shame her, resolves to break off their engagement privately. Mulling over his resolve, falling asleep, dreaming, he sees God’s angel come to him.

THE ANGEL. David’s son Joseph, don’t be scared to make Mary your wife, for what is alive in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son whom you’ll name Jesus, because he will free his people from their sins.

Joseph remembers Isaiah’s words, “The Lord himself shall give you a sign: a virgin shall conceive and give birth to a son, who shall be called Immanuel, God-with-us.” He marries Mary but does not have intercourse with her.