Matthew 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
The story of the virgin birth of Jesus is real. I believe it with all of my heart. God loved us so much that He gave us His only begotten Son. Mary is not the point of our worship or admiration. Jesus is. God is for giving us His Son.
Mary was a woman chosen of God. She was highly favored. She was blessed beyond measure to be the portal through which the Son of God would enter this world, but she was only that.
Mary was a godly woman. She was a good woman. Joseph was a devout and kind man. The miracle wasn’t either of them but that God became a man.
Joseph and Mary would go on about their normal lives after this. Notice in the verse that he knew her not TILL! Knew refers to sexually. Mary would no longer be a virgin. She would go on to have other children.
Don’t lose focus on the fact that God gets all the glory, all the attention. It is God coming in human flesh. It is God humbling Himself to become human, His creation.
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