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The story of Joseph is one displaying the providential working of God in the circumstances and lives of his people. It is also a story displaying the power of forgiveness, pointing towards the ultimate forgiveness found in Jesus Christ. Believe in Jesus, the true and greater Joseph who forgives and saves all who come to him.
Joseph is remembered for his coat of many colours, a gift from his father, Jacob, that overtly displayed favourtism. Joseph would grow up as a spoiled brat, and his brothers would become envious rivals. An attempted murder, kidnapping, betrayal----this ancient story is contemporary and relevant today. This dysfunctional family finally finds forgiveness and beyond that, true reconcililation.
Today we studied the story of Joseph, the Dreamer, who showed us that as we follow God's dreams in our lives, we may encounter delays and difficulties, but if God's dreams for our lives are faithfully followed, then we will see delight in the end.
The "Hap, Happiest season of all" seems to wreck one and bless another.
Plan or no plan, from Joseph's perspective, the incarnation was one big life complication. God is telling Joseph to love, in spite of all the reasons not to love. God is telling Joseph to forgive Mary when he has every right to forget her. God is telling Joseph to welcome her child even though that child will complicate his life immensely. So, we know what God is telling Joseph, but are we ready for what Joseph is telling us?
Pastor Kevin Fetterhoff explores the amazing family of Jesus Christ through select scripture in Matthew.