What about Joseph’s faith? He had to have A LOT of faith to marry Mary, to believe that she hadn’t fooled around and been unfaithful. When Mary got pregnant, he knew that he was not the father. One tends to assume the worst, the obvious, faced with such circumstances.
Even with the angel telling him, Joseph would doubt. Was the vision a nightmare, a hallucination? What would his friends think?
Joseph needed tons of faith too.
People tend to look at the Christmas story as an aw!-moment. But there was real angst. It wasn’t easy to bring the Savior to the world. Not for Joseph.
If you’re going through a crisis during Christmas, Joseph did. Be encouraged and keep faith.
Note: Apologies to the actress whose picture I use. No slander against her. I searched for “Mary,” and this image came up.