Reconnect One: Faithful JosephDecember 11, 2019
Joseph was a dreamer, but not in the way you might think. Joseph was a hard-working, God-honoring carpenter from Nazareth. He was engaged to a young Jewess named Mary. And through a series of dreams, God directed Joseph to become the designated dad of the Son of God.
Joseph’s dreams help us understand God’s redemptive plan. And Joseph’s response to each dream helps us see what faith in action looks like in real life. In faithfulness to God, Joseph took Mary to be his wife, and did what was needed to keep her safe. And in faithfulness to God, Joseph raised Jesus as his own son.
Never underestimate the importance of what you do every day for the little ones entrusted to your care. Joseph may be the forgotten man of Christmas, but he was surely near to the heart of God for having made God’s dreams, his own.