Darren McGhee gave the communion meditation at Colony Christian Church service about Jesus’ earthly father, Joseph. He’s not mentioned a lot in the Bible.
What kind of man was he? We know he was quiet, gentle, soft spoken and God-fearing, and he was engaged to Mary. When he found out she was pregnant, he planned to quietly part ways until an angel’s visit.
When she was pretty far along in her pregnancy, they had to travel to Bethlehem for the census. It must have been a difficult and agonizing trip for Mary, and then to have no place to rest except for a barn. But, they had a healthy baby boy, and named him Jesus, just as they were instructed to do. Joseph helped raise Jesus spiritually, and we should be thankful for the trust and faith he had in God when he was chosen.