"Wind" of the Spirit
Today we finish chapter 1 of Matthew.
18 Here is how the birth of Yeshua the Messiah took place. When his mother Miryam was engaged to Yosef, before they were married, she was found to be pregnant from the Ruach HaKodesh. 19 Her husband-to-be, Yosef, was a man who did what was right; so he made plans to break the engagement quietly, rather than put her to public shame. 20 But while he was thinking about this, an angel of Adonai appeared to him in a dream and said, “Yosef, son of David, do not be afraid to take Miryam home with you as your wife; for what has been conceived in her is from the Ruach HaKodesh. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Yeshua, [which means ‘Adonai saves,’] because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this happened in order to fulfill what Adonai had said through the prophet,
23 “The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him ‘Immanu El.”[a]
(The name means, “God is with us.”)
24 When Yosef awoke he did what the angel of Adonai had told him to do — he took Miryam home to be his wife, 25 but he did not have sexual relations with her until she had given birth to a son, and he named him Yeshua.
The Ruach HaKodesh is Holy Spirit. A more accurate translation is Ruach - "wind" Ha - "the" Kodesh - "Spirit." So it is a Spirit Wind.
I realized as I read this account today that Matthew did not focus on Mary's story, but the one of Joseph. Obviously each Gospel writer had their own thoughts and observations about what happened. Matthew recognized that Joseph chose to listen to Holy Spirit and "did what the angel of Adonai had told him to do..."
The question we should ask ourselves is, "Are we willing to do what Adonai requires of us no matter the cost?" If the "wind" of the Spirit is with us, we will not walk alone.
Love and blessings,
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