Today I came across a music video by vocal artist Mark Masri. The title of the song is Joseph’s Song. This precious song is a tender reflection of what it must have been like to be the earthly father to Jesus.
This song has become one of my favorite Christmas songs.
God chose Joseph ahead of time to become Jesus’ earthly father. The writer of Joseph’s Song explores the thoughts and questions Joseph must have held soon after baby Jesus was born.
What was it like for Joseph? As you listen to this song try to enter into Joseph’s thoughts. Feel the conflicting emotions as he held his newborn babe close to his heart . Surely he remembered what the angel told him about this child.
As Joseph reverently studies the face of baby Jesus he is suddenly struck by the purity within the child; It is then he realizes as he looks into the face of Jesus he looks into the face of God.
Take a moment to reflect on Joseph’s plight; feel his angst. Did he wonder what the future held? How could a simple carpenter be a father to the son of God?
Surely Joseph held a burning desire to protect him, yet he could not protect Jesus from what Jesus had already chosen to do.
This babe was born with a purpose. He paid the price for our sin.
Joseph, strong and loving, knew that the babe he held in his arms had come to earth to become his savior too.
Christmas is the day we celebrate Jesus Birthday. Actually, Jesus has always been alive, in Heaven with Father God. The birthday we celebrate is his birthday on Earth. Jesus came down from Heaven to be born in a humble, lowly, stinking stable. He never lived a life of comfort or luxury.
He was born to die. The payment for sin is death. Only a sinless Savior could take our place to pay that price.
Jesus gave His sinless spotless self to redeem you and me. Tell me, what more could He give? Jesus paid that price because he could not imagine Heaven without you or without me. Oh, how He loves you, Oh how He loves me, Oh how He loves you and me.
To read more on Jesus Purpose for coming to Earth as a baby read: John 3:16, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23 and Romans 10:9, 10, 13
I hope you enjoy Joseph’s song, May the music and the message grant you pause. May you be blessed this Christmas as you remember the reason for the season.