When choosing a husband for His mom/leader of their home, Jesus chose Joseph. We know very little about him, but what information we have is significant. He was a Jewish tradesman with no special social status; but the comment about his character in Matthew is “just”. Here was a man of integrity making plans to start a family with his wife-to-be, when life suddenly got complicated. His future wife revealed she was pregnant (obviously not his) and he had some decisions to make; and he chose compassion. When you also consider the nature of Mary’s character (one that warranted being chosen as the mother of Jesus), the shocking thought of her being promiscuous, must have crushed him. But thankfully, there’s more to the story.

An angel appeared to him, explaining that she had been faithful all along, and the Child was miraculously conceived. Then very succinctly, the scripture records that…

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