And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.