I’m sure that all of us have thought, at least a little bit, about what Mary and Joseph experienced as they navigated the reality that they had been chosen by God to parent His Son and their Saviour. Two of my favorite Christmas songs deal with that reality. The first song is Mary Did You Know. My current favorite version of that song is one done by the acapella group Pentatonix. They sing the song in a cave and the acoustics add to wonder of such an event.
Here is a link to that song.
The other song, by Michael Card is Joseph’s Song which obviously portrays the events from Joseph’s perspective.
As we move into the Christmas season let’s remember that just as Mary and Joseph had to decide what to do with what God had given them we to have the same responsibility. Whether it be the gift of a child, a job, a relationship or the most precious gift, salvation we must consciously and intentionally decide what we will do with what God has so graciously provided.
May this Christmas be filled with joy and gratitude for you and yours.