When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord
had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

Matthew 1:24

The news that Mary was pregnant must have come as a terrible shock to Joseph! As a righteous and honourable man, his initial reaction was to divorce her quietly to spare her any public disgrace. But having received the Lord’s command from his angel, Joseph quickly complied. How pleased he must have been that he had obeyed the Lord as he proudly watched as Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men (Lk.2:52).
As Joseph proved, obedience to the Lord’s commands is always best. A clear lesson for us today.

Daily Reading: John 21