Christmas Eve: Mercy and Grace
There is a difficult time for Joseph, just after he finds out that Mary is pregnant yet he still hasn't been informed by the angel that this baby is from the Holy Spirit. We read that Joseph is a man faithful to the law and yet Joseph doesn't follow the law. If he did Deuteronomy 22:23 instructs him to lead the charge for Mary to be killed along with her baby. Yet, Joseph decides to withhold what Mary deserves and divorce her quietly. How can he be just and yet disobey the law? Why is this in the Christmas story?