What do you think was going through Joseph’s mind when Mary told him this amazing story about the angel’s proclamation? “Does she really expect me to believe this?” Can you imagine how disappointed he must have been? As Mary’s betrothed, he had the option of having her stoned to death… he could do that if he wanted to deal with the shame. No, he was going to dismiss her quietly so that they could both move on with their lives. That was the plan. At least until the angel visited Joseph in a dream.
This morning on this fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Wayne looks at Joseph and the example that his faith provides to us. Our scriptures are Isaiah 52:7-10, Psalm 98, and Matthew 1:18-25.