Monday, December 13, 2010

We think about Mary a lot

We do, don't we? We sing songs about her, we have images of her on our Christmas cards, and we wonder what it was like for her to raise God's son. Rightly so, but have you ever considered that God only appeared to her once and yet he spoke to Joseph directly at least three times? Once to assure him that it was OK to marry Mary, once to tell him to flee to Egypt, and once to tell him it was OK to go back home after the years in Egypt.

There's a lot we don't know about Joseph, but I imagine that he was an exceptional man. If God was choosy about the mother of his child, I'm sure he was rather particular about the earthly father too. Good fathers are involved. Good fathers care. Good fathers protect.

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