Matthew 1:20-21; 24-25
…behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “JOSEPH, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
24 Then JOSEPH, being aroused from sleep, DID as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife…And he CALLED HIS NAME Jesus.
When God the Father went searching for PARENTS to RAISE His Beloved, Only-Begotten Son, it’s my belief that sometimes we make it seem as if He was ONLY seeking the mother. I mean really, we put so much emphasis on Mary that some ppl may think that Jesus was raised in a SINGLE PARENT home. But TRUTH is when God went searching the whole earth for SUITABLE PARENTS for His Son, He was not just looking for a virtuous young lady!
God also went looking for a MAN of INTEGRITY…A FAITHFUL & COMPASSIONATE MAN to FATHER HIS SON…and to be A LOVING HUSBAND TO MARY!
GOD CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES FOR US THAT THE ROLE OF THE FATHER IS A MOST IMPORTANT ONE.
The child, Jesus was conceived in the womb of Mary “by the Holy Ghost” – which was a miracle of God so there was NO NEED for a man to be involved in the conception. But a man was STILL NEEDED to FILL THE ROLE OF FATHER in Jesus’ earthly life. Fathers are not only needed for the physical act of CONCEIVING a child; they are also needed for the spiritual act of RAISING a child…so in steps Joseph…CHOSEN TO BE A FATHER.
So, let’s NEVER forget that God Called & CHOSE BOTH, Mary & Joseph as a COUPLE to Mother and FATHER His Son.
So, as we approach this Father’s Day, let’s remember Brothers that we were CHOSEN by God to literally FATHER our children…probably the GREATEST responsibility ever given to man. But we can do THIS…we can do ALL THINGS THRU CHRIST WHO strengthens us…So come on Brothers let’s make God proud by FATHERING these children He has so graciously blessed us with.
God Bless You…Have a Great Day.
Written by Pastor and foundair Joseph McRoy Jr of NO LIMITS church in Jacksonville FL
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