Advent | Dreams

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.” So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. -Matthew 2:13-15 NIV

I simply love the way that Joseph believed in these angelic dreams. He first embraced Mary's pregnancy as the result of a dream like this. Joseph seemed to be such a man of faith who was sensitive to the ways that God spoke to him in dreams. It reminds me that the prophet Joel was spoke of a time where the Holy Spirit would be poured out and divine dreams would be dreamed. My hope is that God would continue to appear to us in dreams. Such is my prayer today.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing Advent series.

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