If there is anyone in Jesus’s life who captures my attention, it’s Joseph. Strange, I know. But Mary is venerated by Catholic and Protestant alike. Jesus too, of course. But Joseph? Not so much.
The Bible records how Mary, the shepherds, and the wise men reacted to the birth of Christ. Nothing about Joseph. And while I’m never one to quibble about how God wrote the Bible, I for one would like to hear how he felt about things.
Over at katdish’s blog today is what I would imagine was going through Joseph’s mind that night. About the hard trip he and Mary had endured, about the fears and joys he felt, and about the awesome responsibility he knew he had. It’s a Christmas letter from an unlikely source. Hope you enjoy.