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A Daily Devotion for Friday, November 4

Matthew 1:20

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit."

Matthew 2:13

When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."

I will admit, watching "The Chosen" has given me additional ways to understand God's word. Not so much in content, but in a different way that strengthens my belief. For example, we are reminded that Matthew, as a disciple of Jesus, had ample contact with, and opportunities to hear from Jesus (and Mary) the stories surrounding Jesus' birth. So, these happenings were likely described to Matthew at some point. And the text is clear: Joseph was given hugely important information and direction through dreams. So, back to dreams: when God decides to use this form of communication, He will use it. My dreams are such a mess, if I ever had a clear dream with an angel speaking to me, telling me to do something, I would certainly know it was something new. Actually, it would be a great way for God to get my attention!

Holy Lord, I never want to miss communication from you. Speak to me however you wish, lead me, guide me, change me for the better. I will listen. Amen

Becky, transforming

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