Posted by: pendrops | December 20, 2008

advent: four


This, said Joseph to himself, is the one of whom the angel spoke. He dropped to his knees beside the manger. This was the messiah.
Jim Bishop, “The Holy Birth”

How humbling for Joseph to kneel before the manger of this son Mary had just birthed, a son he had no part of.

How curious that Joseph should call his earthly son King, Holy, Messiah; to know Jesus from the moment of His birth and know Him as the Son of God.

How liberating for Joseph, aware for the first time as he peered over the well-worn feeding trough, that he was beholding the One who would forgive his sin and redeem his soul.



  1. Thank you for expressing those thoughts about a man who should have been angry and embarrassed, but instead, kneeled to worship God’s Son the King. I love Christmas! And, I love you two!

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