When I think of important biblical figures—outside of Jesus—my mind is often drawn to leaders like King David or Queen Esther or the Apostle Paul. These people accomplished great things and some of them even held royal positions. But if you were to ask me who would be first on my list for a heavenly latte and chat, I’d have to say Mary and Joseph.
They were a pair of poor nobodies, living in inconsequential Nazareth. Yet they played pivotal roles in God’s plan of redemption. Their willingness to humbly serve the Lord’s purpose had a lasting impact on the world and also says a lot about their character.
Joseph doesn’t have any “lines” in Scripture, but his obedienceastounds me. Every time an angel appears and commands Joseph to do something, he does it. Would I trust God enough to be so faithful?
Mary took a huge risk in accepting God’s calling. Who would believe her that an angel told her she would be the Messiah’s mother? She was also present at Jesus’ crucifixion and watched her boy die a horrific death. Can you imagine her heartbreak?
Throughout her experiences, “Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” This contemplativeness is my favorite thing about Mary. In the midst of the hectic schedules, let’s do a little treasuring up of our own and take a quiet moment to ponder God’s great generosity in sending that little baby to Mary and Joseph.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TAKE TWO!