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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel.
Some would argue that the entire Gospel Story and the birth of Christianity hinged on Joseph, Jesus’ stepfather, who “Listened To The Angel.”
During the birth of Jesus, and a couple of years thereafter, trouble ensued, including Herod wanting to kill Jesus. First Joseph was unsure what to do with his wife’s pregnancy since he knew the baby wasn’t his. An angel of the Lord told him in a dream what had happened and Joseph married her in faith. When Jesus was born an angel told Joseph to move the family to Egypt, because Herod was going to try and kill Jesus. Joseph obeyed and moved. The Magi, were warned by an angel not to return by way of Herod when going home after seeing Jesus. So they went another way. Finally, an angel told Joseph after Herod died that he was to move his family back to Israel. Each time Joseph, “Listened To The Angel.” The Apostle says in Hebrews 13:2 that we should be kind to strangers because sometimes they could be an angel. All I know is God is always speaking to you and me. If you’re struggling, open your heart and “Listen For An Angel.”
I’m reminded of so many times in my life when someone I didn’t even know had a word for me. The word always worked the thing out! As I look back it must have been Your angel every time. Amen