Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Listening To And Obeying Another Father

-“When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, get up,” he said, “take the mother and child and escape to Egypt.” (Matthew 2:13) Joseph, Mary’s husband and Jesus’ surrogate dad was God’s chosen instrument of family protection and guidance when Jesus was in extreme danger from King Herod. Joseph led his little family to Egypt then back to Israel and eventually back to his hometown of Nazareth. Thankfully for the toddler Jesus and His mother, Mary, Joseph was a man who listened to Another Father and obeyed his voice. Father, remind me that the best way I can protect and lead my family is by being a man who hears and obeys your voice.

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