Third Week of Advent : Friday, 18th December 2020

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 1:18-21, 24

This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce her informally. He had made up his mind   to do this when suddenly the 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 she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins.’

When Joseph woke up he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do: he took his wife to his home.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • One week before Christmas, the Gospel reminds us to expect the unexpected and not to try to look for an explanation to everything.


  • Joseph obeyed the angel despite his doubts, and thus made it possible for Jesus to be born.


  • When we trust God enough and when we cooperate with Him to do His Holy Will, we will experience the joy, peace and awe-filled Christmas  graces that God wants to give us.  Come, Lord Jesus!