Have you ever had plans that were ready to fall apart, and then all of a sudden, they were saved in the most unrealistic way? It was almost as if divine intervention took place to save them miraculously. The Birth of Christ took some divine intervention to keep God’s plans on track. God has to send an angel to Joseph.
But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Ready to Bail
Joseph was in a tough place. He was engaged to Mary, but she was pregnant. He had the right to divorce her and make a big scandal out of it, but he didn’t. He was going to do it in private so as not to embarrass or shame any of the families involved. It took divine intervention to stop his plans. An angel had to tell him that this was part of God’s plans and to go ahead and take Mary as his wife. What was happening was from the Lord.
Sometimes God has to show us that we need to do what seems illogical. We may not have an angel visit us, but God’s Word of wise counsel from a mature believer will be used to convince us to go forward. We may be uncertain of how things will work out, but all He is asking us to do is take the first step of faith. No one knows what was going through Joseph’s mind, what doubts he battled, but he went forward nonetheless.
When God is leading us, He will let us know beforehand, and He will remain with us through the whole process. How do we know that it is divine intervention? When the Spirit is leading us, we are immersed in God’s Word and spent time in prayer. You will know in your heart that it is the right thing to do. Trust His leading.