"Have you ever stopped to think that Jesus was a part of a blended family? Yes, the greatest man to ever walk on this earth was in a blended family! Our Savior did not come from a traditional family! I am always amazed at how relatable Jesus is with us. He truly does understand every single thing that we face.
Joseph’s obedience played a major role in this story. Joseph could have easily walked away. He could have decided that it was too much for him to handle and most people would have understood his reasoning. But, he obeyed. Joseph took on this role as “stepfather” to our Savior."
Check out today's blog post as contributor Stephanie shares the importance of being willing to obey.
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The Catholic Church sure has provided for me this year so far. In Oklahoma I got to stay with the Sisters at St. Joseph’s Monastery and then I got to stay with the Daughters of Divine Charity at St. Mary’s. Now, I feel like I have been thrown out into the real world after moving out today, but this city is like a Catholic goldmine so it’s gonna be 👌. There was just something peaceful about having Jesus physically present in the the Eucharist steps away. Let’s be real though, that is still the case- the nearest church is around the corner! #TheHolyCoupleComingThrough#JosephAndMary#CatholicHumor#IsThatPieceOfBreadReallyJesus ?#dancingcatholic#gracefulromanian
MP-The Birth Of Jesus Christ Was On This Wise
The First Coming of Christ was a phenomenon. The prophecies had predicted His arrival perfectly, as pertaining to the ancient texts and revered verses of Holy Scripture (Isaiah 9:6-7): “But thou, Beth-lehem, Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2). When He was unveiled by Mary and Joseph in the stable (Luke 2:6), the throngs of animals and tenders to the sheep flocks came to pay homage (Luke 2:8-14). They did just as The Three Kings would do later, their witnesses being first to the mysterious delivery of this Righteous Infant (Matthew 2:4): “When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding joy” (Matthew 2:9-10). If He weren't important, the events wouldn't have been dramatic. King Herod wouldn't have caused Joseph and Mary to flee into Egypt during the pregnancy of Jesus (Matthew 2:13). The gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh wouldn't have been such treasures offered to a toddler (Matthew 2:11). He verily was a Baby King, wrought to be The Focal Point of all histories (Wisdom 18:14-16): “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him” (Matthew 2:1-2)
Joseph went down to Egypt
Joseph went down to Egypt
Joseph buried Christ in his tomb.
As you see the first "Joseph" foreshadowed the father of Christ by going down to Egypt to escape Herod!
The second Joseph foreshadowed the third "Joseph" as a father type by depositing Christ into the earth as a "Seed"!
John 12:24 KJV
 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
John 12:32-33 KJV
 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.  This he said, signifying what death he should die.
A 21st century Joseph?
No way!! Not in 2014 and not in London
How could I think that I could be on route to marriage. Had I learnt my lesson yet? It had only been three years. I was still trying to figure out this whole mother thing, I was still trying to figure out myself & decide whether or not I would accept the approval of others and their ‘un-asked for’ forgiveness
I stopped picking his calls, he stopped calling and soon he became a distance ‘what if’ memory.
Was that God or wasn’t it. Had God brought him my way? I had told myself the road to finding someone let alone getting married was going to be difficult. I was expecting this great testimony, so there had to be a great test.
Why was I trying to play God. Why was I try to plan what my redemption and mercy story looked like?
I guess I had allowed those aunties to get in my head. “You know you now have a daughter, so don’t worry about a man.” “You know that you are a single mother now and it will be difficult to get a man who will accept her“ You know having a child out of wedlock is a great sin, so don’t focus on marriage right now.”
SHOUT OUT TO THE AUNTIES WHO DONT THINK BEFORE THEY TALK and then come to church praising God like they’re David!
Why is it that when we mess up, we expect to have to work extra time cleaning up our mess and wallow in self pity around. Why can’t we forgive ourselves and move on? God does!
How many times have you used your sin, your low moment and your inaccurate thoughts about yourself to delay Gods plans?
Dear you, please please please be expectant of God and His work in you. It’s doesn’t matter about the past, God is doing a new thing. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above anything we can ever imagine. Read the full story - link in bio