Matthew 1:20-23

Matthew’s account of Joseph reveals that the coming of Messiah was even greater than what people could imagine from reading the prophets. Even though the Jews believed God was both personal and infinite, anytime anyone drew near to God in the Old Testament, it was completely terrifying. Now, drawing near to God is comforting. God in the flesh, which Jesus claimed to be, gives great hope—hope not only for life and love after death, but that God is so close in times of problems, sadness, and loss.

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By Pastor Paul Sausser