And Joseph, when he woke up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and he took his wife and did not have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.Matthew 1:24–25 — The Lexham English Bible (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012)
God had visited Joseph to quell his own fears. It would be such a shame for him to have a betrothed who was pregnant.
Joseph did take his wife, sheltering her and honoring God. In his honor to God, he refrained from sexual relations, that the Baby would be born of a virgin.
This is the miracle. This is the virgin birth. This is Salvation for the world. This is the event that changed time. Even though we don’t use the BC and AD descriptors for years, we continue to mark the years in celebration of His birth.
This Baby changed the world!