"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Again, as yesterday, this image shows the angel coming to Joseph with Mary there also. We know that this is most likely untrue, for no other reason than that an unmarried man and woman would not have slept in each others company.
Today we look at the angel's instructions to Joseph; he is told, as Mary was previously, to call the baby Jesus. God did not want the naming to go wrong, it was imperative that both Mary and Joseph knew that their baby would be called Jesus. This detail confirmed what Mary would have told Joseph and therefore might have helped him to accept what she had said.
Prayer of the day
Lord you always have your bases covered, when things may seem chaotic to us we must remember that your plans are in your hands and we need not fear. Amen.