"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up." ~ James 4:10
Joseph worked hard, was poor, and he’s engaged. One day his babe had this uber-fantastic, outrageous story about being pregnant but never had relations with any man. In fact, God is the dad here. For real.
So Joseph was going to put her way without shaming her at all. Then Joe hears from a real angel and obeys God by taking Mary has his bride. Man, was she like 14 or 15 years of age.
Joe got rad-blessed cuz he cooperated with God’s plan. Mary did too. The shepherds stunk in their dirty job, but they did to.. cuz they cooperated with God’s plan.
No midwife, no ER, or even a hospital or Inn. There was a barn of sorts, some animals, shepherds, a bright star.. man, what a setting. Mary treasured up all the words she heard and pondered them in her heart. She was a woman of the word, not a woman of the world.
God still has the last word in Christmas.
Wanna be blessed out of your Christmas stockings? Cooperate with the highest authority like Joe, celebrate what’s really good like the angels, and contemplate the truth of God’s word ...just like Mary did. #Joshua1:8