Continuing the series in Luke at Chapter 2. An intriguing passage if you read through the mundane. A hectic week with illnesses from various could and flu may have obscured the sermon some so a summary:
God’s sovereign will is so incredibly powerful that:
Despite Joseph being the descendant of a fallen royal line
Despite Mary being an unwed mother (more about this below)
Despite the two of them being moved around at the will of a Pagan Ruler
God’s will is worked out exactly as prophesied hundreds of years in advance.
Note: Mary is named Betrothed in Luke chapter 2. And although in Jewish culture a Betrothal will absolutely lead to a marriage they are not simultaneous events. So Although Matthew states that Joseph took Mary to be his wife it does not spell out the timeline nor the process. There is some dispute about this my conclusions are my own.