There was nothing flashy about him.
He was a carpenter who worked with his hands.
God chose him and his young wife Mary.
They were to become the parents of the Messiah.
Joseph accepted why Mary was with child.
He didn’t try to complain or negotiate with God.
God sent a angel to warn them to flee to Egypt.
Herod sent his assassins to kill all young males.
The king wanted no contenders for his throne.
Joseph did what the angel told him to do.
When it was safe they returned from Egypt.
He taught his son the skills of carpentry.
He supported Mary and his son as best he could.
The Gospels don’t tell us a lot about Joseph.
I think of him as a man who took care of business.
Others might have questioned Mary’s credibility.
Or ignored the angel’s warning about Herod.
There’s a lesson there for all of us.
Listen to those quiet small voices inside you.
You’re not crazy or just hearing things.
Someone powerful wants to guide you.
You may go places you never dreamed about.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours.
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