Joseph was a good guy. He wanted to do everything the right way. He proposed to Mary and there was no premarital sex. But then everything seemed to go wrong. The woman he loved was pregnant and he felt betrayed.
A woman I know named Jan has a jewelry business and she told me of an experience she had. A young Asian woman had come to the United States to get her Ph.D. but through a government glitch, her tuition money wouldn’t be available for two months.
The novel Doctor Zhivago is the story of a physician in Czarist Russia. His desire was to practice medicine, enjoy his family, and experience the good life. But it was 1917 and revolution was in the air.
My high school chemistry teacher wanted us to learn for ourselves that sodium is an unstable element. He gave each pair of lab partners a very small sliver of sodium to put in a Petri dish of water. Wow!
One of the things that the Bible makes obvious, over and over again, is that God wants us to be women and men of faith. Not faith that is tacked on to the rest of life, but faith that controls everything.