Joseph and the Angel


Joseph was righteous

Joseph was a righteous man. He and Mary were to be married. Then he learned she was going to have a baby. He did not know what to do, because the baby would not be his child. He thought he should not marry her. Matt. 1:18–19

An angel visits Joseph

One night an angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him that Mary’s baby was the Son of God. The angel told Joseph to go ahead and marry her and to name the baby Jesus. Jesus was to be the Savior of the world. Matt. 1:20–21

Joseph married Mary

Joseph obeyed the angel and married Mary. Matt. 1:24–25

[illustrations] Illustrated by Paul Mann