(Nov 30) Lessons from the Life of Joseph

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

It seems Joseph is often perceived as a one-dimensional character in the Christmas story. There is little information about him in the New Testament. He was present at the birth of Christ and is referenced again in Luke 2:41-52 when Jesus was found listening to teachers in the temple as a young boy. After this event, however, Joseph fades away. By the time Jesus was arrested and crucified, there is no mention of him. Surely he had passed away by the time the events of the cross took place.

Although the earthly father of Jesus played a less dramatic role, he wasn’t just there to guide the donkey to Bethlehem. We would be remiss to ignore the worthy qualit