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I love Christmas songs about Joseph.


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November 23rd, 2009, 02:03 PM
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I think Joseph gets marginalized. After all, even Joseph had to testify that Jesus was not his son.


I think it was so courageous of him to obey, to not back out. Nobody would have blamed Joseph if he said he couldn't handle raising someone else's child, especially one who was so integral to the fate of the world. I think for the most part the world doesn't give Joseph the credit he deserves. After all, God chose him to raise His Son. To be the example of manhood and priesthood that the Savior of the world would see first and foremost.

And being the type of man that God would choose, he obeyed. In spite of how overwhelming it must have been, and all the fear and uncertainty and persecution that would follow, he obeyed.

And he loved Jesus, not just as his Savior, but at his son.

So I love things that acknowledge him and the very important role he had to play.

This picture is my favorite:


And this one too


And then these two songs:

A Strange Way to Save the World (4Him)
YouTube - 4Him 05 Strange Way To Save The World (this vid goes into Mercy Me's "I can only imagine" which is another of my favorite songs)

Sure he must have been surprised
At where this road had taken him
'Cause never in a million lives
Would he had dreamed of Bethlehem
And standing at the manger
He saw with his own eyes
The message from the angel come to life
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...

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
Now I'm not one to second guess what angels have to say
But this is such a strange way to save the world
...this is such a strange way to save the world...Saving the World


Joseph's Lullaby (Mercy Me)
YouTube - Mercy Me - Joseph's Lullaby

Go to sleep my Son
This manger for your bed
You have a long road before You
Rest Your little head

Can You feel the weight of Your glory?
Do You understand the price?
Does the Father guard Your heart for now
So You can sleep tonight?

Go to sleep my Son
Go and chase Your dreams
This world can wait for one more moment
Go and sleep in peace

I believe the glory of Heaven
Is lying in my arms tonight
Lord, I ask that He for just this moment
Simply be my child

Go to sleep my Son
Baby, close Your eyes
Soon enough You'll save the day
But for now, dear Child of mine
Oh my Jesus, Sleep tight
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November 23rd, 2009, 02:25 PM
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Very well thought out and written, Brittanie.

I had never thought about these things and I'm glad you pointed them out.
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November 23rd, 2009, 04:12 PM
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I had that thought too, a while back.

The songs you posted are really nice though! Thanks for sharing them with us.
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