- Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:12 pm
As a reminder these scripture entries are only emphasizing the Name of the LORD and therefore, Jesus, but we are to know the Gospels thoroughly and in detail. Our Lady of Medjugorje said, "Dear children! Also today I call you to be carriers of the Gospel in your families. Do not forget, little children, to read Sacred Scripture. Put it in a visible place and witness with your life that you believe and live the Word of God. " She also said, "Apostles of my love -you who pray, sacrifice yourselves, love and do not judge - you go and spread the truth, the words of my Son, the Gospel, because you are the living Gospel; you are the rays of the light of my Son. "
232. Matthew 1: 18-25
Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with Child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that his Child has been conceived in her. She will bear a Son and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the LORD had said through the prophet (Isaiah):
"Behold, the virgin shall be with Child and bear a Son, and they shall name Him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us."
When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the LORD had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a Son, and he named Him Jesus.