Grappling With Joseph

December 2, 2014 — Leave a comment

Joseph’s inner turmoil about Mary and the responsibility that was handed to him. The 2013 finalist in Britain’s, ‘The Nativity Factor’, hits the point of Christmas for a six. Capturing the tension between freedom and responsibility.

Joseph was no saint in how he planned to handle Mary’s pregnancy. Although they are from different times and contexts, there is, as far as Joseph’s response is concerned, a slight connection to that of the prophet Hosea’s response to his wife, Gomer.

More significantly, the other connection is that of God’s initiative in establishing, restoring and reconciling a relationship with His people.

In that day…I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD.
(Hosea 2:19)

This presents itself in the accounts of how Joseph responded to Mary’s pregnancy and then the reality of Jesus’ birth. The weighty reality that Joseph will have the care and oversight of a step-son, who is both very God and very man.

 


 

You can check the rest out here: The Nativity Factor

Official site: http://www.nativityfactor.com/

 

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