Advent Calendar Day 13 – Joseph

Matthew 1:24-25
24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 but kept * her a virgin * until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.

Joseph loved Mary.  Even when he thought she was cheating on him, he still loved her and sought have a quiet divorce.  How heartbroken he must have been… until Gabriel came and visited.  Gabriel told Joseph that baby was of God and he believed Gabriel.  He got up from him dream and followed what Gabriel told him to do.  He full embraced his role, even if it wasn’t the way he had envisioned it..

Joseph teaches us to go full speed ahead for God, even when God leads us down paths we do not understand.  He married Mary and  controlled himself around her.  He had self control.  Such a great lesson to  learn around Christmas.  We need to learn to deny ourselves for others.

Control your want and desires as Joseph did as showed that self control is part of the Christmas Story.

#AdventCalendar #ChristmasStory #SelfControl

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