But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Matthew 1:25

God’s Word includes such important detail. There was to be no doubt in any reader’s mind how the conception of this wonderful baby took place.

Aren’t we glad too for Joseph’s faithfulness in naming the new son?

Jesus, a note of sweeter sound

Not e’en in heaven itself is found

It thrills with joy the heart of God

The name of the incarnate Word.

R Murray

Daily Reading: Psalm 46

Bible in One Year: Luke 1 57-80; Ezekiel 35-36; Isaiah 59