Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.
The birth of Christ is the greatest model for the Word becoming flesh. As Mary and Joseph were chosen and their willingness to walk in their assignment, despite and in spite of the challenges and obstacles to what God planned for them, they were able to bring to pass the birth of Christ according to God’s Word. Mary and Joseph’s willingness to Build Capacity in order to LIVE in God’s will provided the necessary backdrop to Jesus being received and believed not because of things but simply because of faith, the wondrous power of God. God chose to come the way He did to show us that nothing is impossible or too hard for Him and that God can take our everyday walking around life and bring to pass His promises for our life. On this Christmas Day, I am glad God chose not the perfect way but the right way, it provides hope that as Christ, God, His Word is born in my life that the way need not make sense or be plausible instead if I can believe and work my promise, God will make my path straight to His will for me to LIVE. Merry Christmas to you and may the brith of Christ reignite your will, despite and in spite of any thing, to Build Capacity by taking heed to the Word of God through your journey and as you go, enjoy the life and life more abundantly promised, LIVE!