this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. his mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. because Joseph her husband was a righteous man &did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
but after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream &said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. she will give birth to a son, &you are to give the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
all this took place to fulfill what the Lord has said through the prophet: "the virgin will be with child &will give birth to a son, &they will call him Immanuel -which means, 'God with us.'"
when Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him &took Mary home as his wife. but he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. &he gave him the name Jesus.
my home's in heaven; just travelin' through the world -Billy Graham
as rain &snow come down from heaven, &don't return to it w/o watering Earth &making it bud &flourish, so that it yields seed for sower &bread for eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but accomplish what i desire &achieve the purpose for which i sent it.
out of love for the truth &the desire to bring it to light -95 theses, 1517.
if there are words for Him then, I don't have them. you see my brain has not yet reached a point where it could form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of my God. &my voice is so inhibited, restrained by human limits, that it's hard to even sing a praise up. my God: unsearchable yet knowable. indefinable, yet approachable. indescribable, yet personal.
when the world shook &the sun was wiped out of heaven, it was not at the crucifixion, but at the cry from cross: the cry which confessed that God was forsaken of God (Matt: 27:46) &now let the revolutionists choose a creed from all creeds &a god from all gods of the world, carefully weighing all gods of inevitable recurrence &of unalterable power. they will not find another god who has himself been in revolt. nay (the matter grows too difficult for human speech), but let the atheists themselves choose a god. they will find only 1 divinity who ever uttered their isolation; only 1 religion in which God seemed for an instant to be an atheist. -GKC. †