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Love Reached So Far

"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." Matthew 1:20


Joseph was born to be the daddy of the Savior of the world. His purpose on this earth was to be the one who would love the Christ child with a father's love. He would be the one to protect the baby throughout Jesus' childhood. He would feed him, cloth him, teach him. Joseph had a huge responsibility he did not take lightly. Can you imagine?


I share this special song with you today as we celebrate Christ's birth. The first time I heard it was when we were members of our little church many moons ago. Dana sang it during our Christmas program. I cry every time I hear it and I hope it touches you on this special day.


A Strange Way To Save The World -4Him


I'm sure he must have

Been surprised

At where this road had taken him


"And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ." (Matt. 1:16)


'Cause never in a million lives

Would he have dreamed of Bethlehem

And standing at the manger

He saw with his own eyes

The message from the angel

Come to life.


"And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men?"

(Luke 2:12;14)



And Joseph said,


(Chorus)

"Why me,

I'm just a simple man of trade?

Why him,

With all the rulers in the world?

Why here,

Inside this stable filled with hay?

Why her,

She's just an ordinary girl?


Now, I'm not one to

Second guess

What angels have to say

But this is such a strange way

To save the world.


"Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife" (Matt. 1:24)


To think about

How it could have been

If Jesus had come

As He deserved


There would have been

No Bethlehem

No lowly shepherds at His birth


"Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them" (Luke 2:20)

But Joseph

Knew the reason

Love had to reach so far

And as he held the Savior in his

Arms he must have thought...


(Repeat Chorus)


I love you & He loves you more!


Lord, May we take time today to recognize the miraculous birth of Your Son and praise Your holy name during the busyness of the festivities. Thank You for all the intricate details in Your Word that leads to Christ. Thank You for Joseph, his strength, wisdom, and faith in You were a perfect example for us today. Thank You for Bethlehem; the Shepherds; the Wise men; the manger, for they all hold a valuable part of His amazing entry into this world.

Happy birthday, Jesus! Amen.


Merry CHRISTmas!



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