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december 14…

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Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. …” When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him…

Matthew 1:18-20, 24 ESV

Conceived from the Holy Spirit… the Spirit who hovered over creation in Genesis… bringing order out of chaos… conceived Jesus…

For 400 years prior to Mary’s pregnancy… and Joseph’s dream… the Holy Spirit was quiet… God… silent…

But now… Joseph is told… the Holy Spirit has conceived…

Joseph woke up to the power of the Holy Spirit and the work He conceives in our lives…

We too need to wake to the power of the Holy Spirit… One who births new things in the lives of Believers…

The body of Christ… the church… covered… influenced… empowered… by the Holy Spirit…

When we awake to this power in our lives… then we can wait well for His return…

His Spirit fills us with works for the world… labors drawing others to him… turning our focus onto the King…

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 15:13 ESV

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