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Wednesday, 09 December 2020 07:00

Reflecting with Joseph

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How could it be
This baby in my arms
Sleeping now, so peacefully
The Son of God, the angel said
How could it be?

Lord, I know He's not my own
Not of my flesh, not of my bone
Still Father let this baby be
The son of my love

Father show me where I fit
Into this plan of yours
How can a man be father
To the Son of God
Lord, for all my life
I've been a simple carpenter
How can I raise a king?
How can I raise a king?

He looks so small
His face and hands so fair
And when He cries
The sun just seems to disappear
And when He laughs it shines again
How could it be?

 Father show me where I fit
Into this plan of yours
How can a man be father
To the Son of God
Lord, for all my life
I've been a simple carpenter
How can I raise a king?
How can I raise a king?


These words of Joseph are not mine, but are taken from a song called Joseph’s Song written by Michael Card (1987). I have always found them a powerful window into the experience of Joseph. Rather than me commenting on them and sharing my own insights, I invite you to sit with Joseph and pray with them yourselves. May it provide a fresh perspective of the gift of Christmas for you this day.

Mel Edwards