Mary’s Other Half

“Blessed is the man
who makes the LORD his trust.”
Psalm 40:4

This morning I was perusing one of my favorite people and bloggers, Mary Stafford, and was drawn to a great video she posted called A Social Network Christmas.

I know today is pretty crazy for most of you, but it’s definitely worth a quick watch.

Mary gets a lot of credit, and rightfully so, for being so faithful, willing, and full of trust to follow God’s plan. But what about Joseph?  In those days, women didn’t have many rights, so for his fiance to become pregnant before they were married was a huge deal.  Either, he dishonored her, or Mary disrespected and betrayed him.  Neither situation makes Joseph look that great.
So for Joseph to be so willing to trust is amazing!  I mean, Mary is one thing, after a few months, she clearly knows she’s pregnant and if it was by anyone other than the Holy Spirit, I’m pretty sure she would remember.
Joseph however, has choose to trust the angel and Mary and believe that what the angel has said will come to be.  In my opinion, that takes an incredibly strong man.

Typically, Mary is thought of as our beloved heroine who blesses the world with the gift of God’s son, and there’s a reason for that.  Still, I think Joseph deserves a little credit too!

“Blessed is the man
who makes the LORD his trust.”
Psalm 40:4
“Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son.  And he called His name JESUS. “
Matthew 1:25

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