Read: Matthew 1:18-24
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What is the best dream that you can remember having? Share with others.
Joseph had a pretty incredible dream, too. God spoke to Joseph through an angel.
Joseph didn't understand why Mary was pregnant. But the angel told him the same good news that Mary had been told. This baby would be Immanuel, God with us. What exciting news! But I bet it was all a little overwhelming for Joseph, too. He listened to God and married Mary.
The Bible says that God's ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. We can't always understand why He's doing something or how He is going to do it. We can get confused like Joseph was at first.
But Joseph also shows us that we can trust God. God always has a plan and always knows what He is doing.
Do: Put this puzzle of the nativity back in order. Sometimes our lives can seem confusing and puzzling. We can remember that God is always in control and He always has a plan.
Pray: Do you know someone in your life who is in a puzzling or confusing time? Pray for that person to trust in God's plan.