“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows:  After his mother, Mary, was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

“Then Joseph, being a just man, and not wanting to maker her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.

“But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.  And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.  Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: ‘Behold a virgin shall be with child and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel’ which is translated, ‘God with us.’

“Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her until she had brought forth her firstborn Son.  and he called His name Jesus.”

Matthew 1:18-25

Troubled waters and troubled hearts (like Joseph's and ours) hear our Life-giver and His angels, saying, "Peace,. Be Still. Be not afraid." ' Sleeping Swan' photo by Smiles.

:}  Smiles

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