Earlier in the 2012 Christmas Music Marathon we asked the question "Mary, Did You Know?" We can only wonder if Mary comprehended what was happening to her as a result of her obedience to God. She and Joseph surely endured a great deal of criticism for their situation. In fact those close to Joseph counseled him to walk away from her. In their minds she had obviously been unfaithful. But through their relationship with God, Joseph and Mary remained faithful to the Creator and to each other. Joseph knew the child that Mary was carrying wasn't his child, and I think they both knew it was God's child. All of us are God's creation and deserve a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. At some point in our lives we can decide if we simply want to be one of God's creations, or one of God's children. There is a difference.
No, this child wasn't Joseph's child, it was God's child. Jesus, what a wonderful child. Have a blessed week-end.