Joseph had a problem. A problem he couldn’t solve. What to do with Mary? His betrothed was with child, not his child.
Apart from God’s revelation – “Do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit” – Joseph had no idea what was going on. He would have made the wrong choice, and he, a “righteous man”!
We have a problem. A problem we can’t solve. Apart from God’s revelation – his in-breaking Word – we roam the earth clueless. We create solutions that seem good in our own eyes, but which lead us astray and ultimately fail us.
We need God’s revelation: his written Word, his living Word. The birthday of Jesus is more than an excuse to get a lot of new stuff. It’s God’s solution for us. God’s answer to our sin problem.
Are you in need of his revelation? He invites you to ask, “If any of you lacks wisdom he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5). We have a generous God who did not hold back his Son. Why would he hold back anything else that we need?