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The Virgin Joseph
The Virgin Birth is a core doctrine among evangelical Christians,
to Catholics, the Virgin Mary is an Icon who they pray to. A lot is made
of Mary's virginity, and rightly so, but what about Joseph's? What about
the virgin Joseph?
Doesn't he deserve some credit here too? Consider the events from his
How do you think Joseph felt when he discovered Mary was pregnant? He
knew he wasn't the father, because he'd kept her a virgin. The news must
have devastated him.
I wonder what he said to Mary? Did he cry? Did he scream? Did he tell
anybody else, or was he too ashamed to talk about it?
What about the plans they'd made? Like most young people considering
marriage, I'm sure they'd stayed up late many nights talking about the
way things would be, where they'd live, and what they wanted to do with
their life. What was it like to have to jettison their future because of
On one hand, I'd have to say that Joseph does deserve some credit. Matthew
called him a "righteous man" and spoke of his tender heart toward Mary.
I'm sure the news of Mary's pregnancy did devastate him, but I'm also sure
the news that Mary was carrying the Savior of the World had to leave him
But on the other hand, the sheer wonder of God becoming man, eclipses
any credit due Joseph. Or Mary for that matter. Think about it. God became
man, and took upon His back the sins of the world.
That's news worth celebrating. Merry CHRISTmas.
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