2.1 Announcement to Joseph

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Jan 7 2.1 Jesus Christs birth happened this way. Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together, she was pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Her future husband Joseph, being considerate and not wanting to disgrace her,  decided  to  break  their  engagement secretly. Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, dont fear, take Mary as your wife, for her pregnancy is of the Holy Spirit. When born, name the child, Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this happened to fulfill this Lords saying through the prophet: A virgin will become pregnant bearing a son they will call Immanuel, which means “God with us.1

Jan 8 When Joseph woke up, he did as instructed and married Mary. They had no sexual relation however, until she bore a son whom he called Jesus.