“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”
One of the things I admire the most about people is when they truly obey God even when it seems crazy. When it doesn’t make sense. Joseph was to be the earthly father of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. In Matthew 1:21 God tells Joseph that He was to carry the responsibility of raising from infancy
The King of Kings.
The Lord of Lords.
The Alpha & Omega.
The Beginning and the End.
To any person, this would seem insane and beyond reason.
Yet, the response from Joseph was one of humility and righteousness. Joseph didn’t boast about his situation. He didn’t go around and make sure that everyone knew he was raising the Messiah. He simply obeyed God. This is what we’re called to do this Christmas. In light of everything, simply obey. This Christmas we will get distracted with songs, presents, food, lights, and a whole slew of other things. Let’s think about Joseph and his character. In light of a difficult task, he chose obedience. We have all been tasked with one thing:
To call on the Name of Jesus this Christmas and to tell the world that He has saved us from our sins.
let’s make it all about Jesus!