Topic: Adults Passage: Matthew 1:18–1:25
Joseph had a messy family situation. His fiancé was pregnant and his name was ruined. He probably had a strained relationship with his in-laws. I’d venture to guess he even had an out-of-work cousin living in the equivalent of an old, broken-down RV! We have messy families, too. Stress, depression, frenzied activity ~ all worse this time of year. Sometimes we just want to go hide and make it all go away. “Let’s just skip ChristMESS this year!” or “I want a new family!” Well take heart…God is at work in your family mess, just like He was in Joseph’s.