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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The frenzy of last minute preparations are going on in the Coble house. Our daughter and her husband are home from Arizona. We've been checking our lists to make sure I haven't forgotten anything, and I got to babysit yesterday while the girls went with Dave to buy my gift. But at church Sunday I realized there is one person in the holy family I really want to talk to. I hadn't thought much about him. We focus on Mary and baby Jesus, but wouldn't you love to know what Joseph thought? He was such a good man. He could have had Mary stoned. He could gave refused to believe the angel. He obviously listened to what God said and did it when he was told to go to Egypt to protect the baby. He raised Jesus too and was the male role model in his life. I'm so looking forward to getting to heaven and finding out more about Joseph and what he did and thought through those years. He's gone by the time Jesus steps into the limelight, but I just know Joseph played a huge role in our Savior's life. Kara, Mark and I were talking about faith yesterday and how difficult it is to wrap our heads around the immaculate conception. Imagine Joseph's reaction! Wow.

How about you? What part of the Christmas story are you most curious about? And Merry Christmas, friends! We're so thankful for you and your constant friendship!

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Colleen Coble  
posted at 10:01 AM  
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At 10:54 AM, Blogger jel said...

Merry CHRISTmas :)

At 11:44 AM, Blogger Valerie said...

I love the song, "Strange Way To Save the World." It's sort of from Joseph's perspective and it's so moving.

Thank you for the Christmas greetings. Blessings to you and your family.

At 3:48 PM, Blogger The Farmer's Wife said...

I'm terribly curious how long the Holy family spent in Egypt! And do you think they used the gold, frankincense and myrrh to help support themselves there? Do you think the shepherds ever recovered from the multitude of heavenly host or were they forever stunned?

These things float around in my head, and I'm SO glad someone else wonders, too!

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Kameko said...

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At 5:17 PM, Blogger Kameko said...

I've often wondered about Joseph and his reactions to all that happened. I wish I knew more about him, his thoughts about Mary, Jesus - what it felt like to be a role model to God's son as he grew up. Just how long was he involved with Jesus' life?

Wishing you & your family a wonderful Christmas and a coming year full of God's love & grace.

At 9:44 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

There are a couple of beautiful songs out there about Joseph. Our worship pastor, Jason, sang one the other night that was so moving!

At 12:31 AM, Blogger Cheri said...

Hi Colleen --
You know, I haven't thought about Joseph near as much as others I might meet in heaven. He had to have faith to stay with Mary and she had to have faith to believe it would all be OK. Yet, they didn't understand completely Jesus' ministry. They were upset when he taught in the synagogue at age 12 and didn't understand His answer that He was about His Father's business.

I wonder about his brothers and sisters and if they were jealous that Jesus never did anything wrong. It must have been frustrating at times!

I think of the faith and obedience of the three Wise Men who took that long trip to follow the star. Faith + obedience. It seems to be a theme throughout the Bible.

Thanks for the food for thought. I sometimes get caught up in the 'business' of Christmas that I let the real meaning sort of slip away. I always read the story of Jesus' birth at our family gatherings since I was a little girl and would appreciate prayers as I am going to be with family that aren't Christians this year.

I ask that God would give me the strength to ask if I could read this story before the gifts are opened and that I will get through it without my nerves getting the best of me.

Without Jesus, there would be no holiday, and I really appreciate your questions that make us think.

Merry Christmas!

At 11:19 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

I'm with Valerie--I love that song "Strange Way to Save the World." Joseph had to be an incredible man.

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

Merry Christmas Colleen and to all the ladies here.

May God bless you all.

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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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