Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Joseph's Song

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:
When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. ( Matthew 1:18-25)
Following is a video, with Michael Card singing Joseph's Song, a song written by him, which expresses some of the thoughts that Joseph might have had as he pondered the huge responsibility he had been given of being the foster father to God's own Son:

Wishing each of you a joyful and Christ-filled Christmas and abundant blessings in 2014!


  1. This is beautiful, Linda, and the perfect message. I'm reading a book by Francine Rivers called Redeeming Love. It is historical fiction based on the story of Hosea and the prostitute he took for a wife. The man is trying to follow God's plan, even though he doesn't understand it. He goes to great lengths to keep his wife from straying. I guess it could also be the story of us and God. Anyway, enough rambling, this song made me think of the book and God's redeeming love for us. Thank you. Sending you and Doug warm Christmas blessings over the miles.

  2. Lovely song and a good fit for the movie. Thank you for sharing it, Linda
    Have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas!

  3. A very fitting post, Linda. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Merry Christmas Linda. I wish you all the best and hope you'll have a lovely, peaceful and joyous celebration.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this and bringing to mind the true spirit of the season. Take care and Happy Holidays.

  6. Have a lovely holiday with family and friends my friend.

  7. The Bible version of the Christmas story is old yet ever new. May you feel the Love of God with you this Christmas season.

  8. That is one of my favorite songs, Linda, and so beautifully sang by Michael Card. It takes me back to the little town of Bethlehem where our precious Savior was born so long ago for all our sins. It couldn't give me more peace and am so thankful for this miraculous gift. Thank you for lifting my soul up this early Christmas morning. May you and Doug be blessed today and throughout 2014. Maybe it will be the year of His return.

  9. Linda, that was beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas. We're with daughter and family in Alaska, and it's 37 degrees below zero this morning.

  10. I pray you had a wonderful Christmas....:)


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