Good News Afresh

blogcandleWe all approach the December 25th celebration with different levels of expectation.  Our hopes at Christmas are always conditioned by past experiences. But what if you had no expectations and were totally surprised? In Matthew 1:20 Joseph is informed by an angel that Mary will bear the long awaited Savior of Isaiah 7:14  What astounding and unexpected news!  We are too familiar with this announcement.  It would be good for all of us to step back and spend some time reflecting on what Joseph might have thought. Away from all the pandemonium of the season, his experience and response needs to be revisited.  In silence let us reflect on this good news afresh.

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