God is with Us

When I read these verses from our Bible Reading, I am so happy. It is exciting to read about God coming to earth to live as a man.
Verse 23 says that God’s Son will be called Immanuel. This name means “God with us.” But even before Jesus was born, God was with Mary. He protected her and helped her understand His plan.
Mary was engaged to Joseph, but the baby was not Joseph’s baby. Under the Jewish law, Mary could be stoned to death. But our Bible Reading tells us that Joseph decided to quietly end their engagement. “He did not want to bring shame to Mary before the people” (verse 19b).
God was with Joseph, too. God sent an angel to Joseph. The angel told Joseph, “…don’t be afraid to accept Mary to be your wife. The baby that is in her is from the Holy Spirit” (verse 20b).
God was with Mary and Joseph. And He is with you and me today. God will take care of us, just like He took care of Mary and Joseph.