Monday, January 10, 2011

Daily Gospel Devotional: January 10

Matthew 1:18-25

Last place wins the race…

It seems that in the story of the gospels, Joseph is always last. Mary had been told by an angel that Jesus would be born of her, and then she went away to visit Elizabeth. Elizabeth knew who was in Mary’s womb, and who was in her own womb, and even the child in her womb, John the Baptist, knew who was in Mary’s womb. It would seem that Zechariah probably knew about Jesus, too. A lot of joy was being spread around. All of this travelling news and yet, all before Mary’s own husband, Joseph, knew.

Sometimes when we first notice the hand of God, we don’t know it is He who is moving in our situation. We can apprehend that something is happening, but we reason that it must not be the right thing. We decide that we will not make waves, but then the Master of the Sea (Psalm 135:6) comes to us for our understanding.

Like Zechariah and Mary, an angel told Joseph of the Good News. The Holy Spirit fills us with the knowledge that He who walks upon the waters is in our midst. Jesus, the One who saves us, the God who is with us, He is the fulfillment of our greatest dreams. Whenever we awaken to the Light of Christ, our obedience will hasten the birth of the dream through our lives.

In the fullness of time Jesus came (Galatians 4:4-7). In the fullness of time your dream will come. Better to know and be last than not know and be lost.

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©

7 comments:

Even So... said...

In the course of one year we will read
• Every Verse
• Every Passage
• Every Gospel

We welcome your comments. We are not looking to be copying and pasting previous material...we are coming at this with a fresh look, each day, and going with whatever we see. We can send you a copy of the reading schedule...primesoul@hotmail.com...you can check voiceofvision.org for the commentary, or go to voiceofvision.blogspot.com to leave a comment. God bless you as you join in the walk with us...

Even So... said...

These are all brand new posts...

Anonymous said...

That was really well written, I enjoyed that.
I wondered why the angel came in a dream with Joseph and in person with the rest but that would be a forest from the trees thing.
It would seem that the good guy always finishing last isn't always a bad thing huh?

P.

Even So... said...

Thanks, and yeah, we could ponder why the dream versus the physical appearance...just another reason for us to take these segments and meditate upon them more fully, rather than just try and read as many verses as we can each day, in order to finish some goal...our goal should be learning, and it looks as if you are doing just that...God bless...

Even So... said...

...the last will be first...

...those who worked one hour received the same wages as those who worked all day...

..waiting on the Lord...

...it goes on and on, the basic principle that what matters is truth, not position...

MrsEvenSo... said...

Instead of being upset that we may be last to know we should be excited that we're on the "know" list at all.

Even So... said...

Exactly, my dear...