The incredible truth of Christmas that God became a man and made his dwelling among us often overshadows the fact that ordinary men and women played such a big part in this story. Take Joseph, for instance. He’s a regular young man and often overlooked and not appreciated for his part in God’s plan. Set to marry the love of his life he she tells him she is pregnant.
He wasn’t the father of the child Mary was carrying, but he treated them with dignity and respect. All the strange events must have been confusing for him to say the least. Yet we see that in spite of his confusion and uncertainty he trusted God.
Take a good look at Joseph. He’s one of those regular people we’re talking about—a great husband and father figure.
Are you as patient and trusting as he was?