Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I've been thinking a lot about Joseph lately. As we draw nearer to the day of Christ's birth, our focus is naturally on Jesus. We also talk and sing much about Mary and her very special role as a human creation.....and as the Mother of God. But, Joseph is sometimes put to the side during these most holy days. We talk about him only in terms of his "assistance" to Mary during her pregnancy and during the Birth. Sometimes I forget that the Angel of the Lord also appeared to him. God chose Joseph for the task of being the earthly father of Jesus. Joseph was CHOSEN!
This request by God probably dumfounded him just as much as it would any of us. Yet, he knew what he had to do. Even when something doesn't seem likely, God will still see it through to its completion.

Anyway, I was remembering a Christmas song that I had heard many years ago that told the story from Joseph's point of view. I thought it would be appropriate to post the words to that song here, for you to enjoy and ponder. There is a video of the song at the bottom of the post.....visually...it's not that great, but the lyrics are very special! Press play, and then read along. Enjoy!

"Strange Way To Save The World"
I'm sure he must have been surprised
at where this road had taken him
'Cause never in a million lives
Would he have dreamed of Bethlehem
And standing at the manger
He saw with his own eyes
The message from the angel come alive
And Joseph said....
Why me, I'm just a simple man of trade
Why Him, with all the rulers in the world
Why here, inside this stable filled with hay
Why her, she's just an ordinary girl
Now I'm not one to second guess what angels have to say
But this is such a strange way to save the world.
To think of how it could have been
If Jesus had come as He deserved
There would have been no Bethlehem
No lowly shepherds at His birth
But Joseph knew the reason
Love had to reach so far
And as he held the Savior in his arms
He must have thought....
Written by Mark Harris, performed and record by 4HIM

1 comment:

nutmeg said...


I added it to my blog playlist.

Thank you for sharing!