Every child is from God. Joseph gets an explicit divine promise.
Advent | Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)
Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25
Matthew's geneaology underscores that God has always worked through messy and broken families.
I don’t know what a perfect first-century family looked like, but I’m certain that Joseph and Mary didn’t qualify.