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Sunday Blessing: Lets Hear it for Joseph
December 11, 2011, 2:00 pm
Filed under: Christmas Traditions, love, Parenting, social justice | Tags: , , ,

Sunday Blessing: Lets Hear it for Joseph

I have always admired Joseph and felt like Mary got all the props. Yes what she did was amazing but Joseph was pretty darn spectacular too. He faced the disdain of his home town where he had built a reputation of integrity and craftsmanship as a carpenter. He had chosen well in Mary only to be brought into the biggest scandal ever to hit their village. He thought about how to get out of it but heard from God and made his peace. He would be father to a child not his own. He would be father to Jesus regardless of the cost.

I have come across some pretty amazing dads in my time and the role of step dad seems to be the hardest to understand or to appreciate. Randy Travis wrote a song about this and I leave the words for you here. May we all be blessed because Joseph and so many other strong men said yes to raising a child not blood of their blood.

Raise Him Up
When I first met his momma
She was just 19
Couldn’t say for certain who the father was
I have known him since he was a pup
And I’m gonna raise him up

If you never knew your daddy
Like I never knew mine
It feels like everybody knows you’re fatherless
This boy may not be blood of my blood
But I’m gonna raise him up

I’ll provide for him
Walk beside of him
I am strong enough
Cause it’s time he knew
What a son can do
With a father’s love
He can change the world

Ya’ll may have to look at joseph
A couple thousand years ago
When he held a newborn baby he named jesus
He said he may not be blood of my blood
Still I’m gonna raise him up

I’ll provide for him
Walk beside of him
I am strong enough
I will show him too
What a son can do
With a fathers love
And he will change the world

33 years later
When the son was in his grave
Broken and abandoned by a world he came to save
His real dad said he’s mine
Blood of my blood
And I’m gonna raise him up.

I’ll provide for you
Walk beside of you
I am strong enough
I have seen from you
What a son can do
With a fathers love
One man changed the world
And he can change your world
But you gotta raise him up
Raise him up

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