“Joseph and Amazing TRUST”Categories: Minister's Corner
Joseph displays an amazing TRUST in God. The story of Joseph is amazing and emotional all at the same time. He is one of the most remarkable characters in the story of Jesus. It’s an emotional story for me because it’s a beautiful story of adoption as Joseph raises a son who wasn’t his own flesh and blood.
Joseph is a man who has a remarkable trust in God and helps God with His amazing plan to save the world. He is so selfless and raises a child that is not his own but one who would save the world by giving His life for the sins of the world.
How many of us would be willing to do what Joseph did? He could have easily dismissed the story as untrue and as an insult to his family. He could have looked for an easier path to follow with less drama. He was never made to follow the path he chose but nonetheless it was his choice. And he chose God’s way instead of his own.
Think about that for a moment … he chose Jesus! He could have chosen the broad road but instead he chose the narrow road that leads to life. He was literally at a crossroads and it wasn’t an easy choice but love moved him to choose Jesus! He was a good, just and holy man. And, many good, just and holy men have made the wrong decision, but not Joseph.
It took an amazing amount of trust for Joseph to decide to raise Jesus as the one and only Son of God. His TRUST would begin not at Calvary but at the cradle. How difficult it must have been to believe in all that God was doing in his life.
For us, it’s an easy choice because we look at the whole plan and are moved by the love that Jesus displays on the cross. Not so for Joseph! His decision would be much more difficult than ours.
It’s a crazy story but Joseph displays an unbelievable trust in a God who can do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15 )