Joseph is a very “forgotten” element of the Christmas story. He is unique in that, as far as I can remember, he is the only person who gets a visit by an angel and has nothing to say about it…at least nothing that’s recorded. He just goes about his business and does what the angel tells him to do…marry a pregnant girl. Of course, in his time and place, this was almost unheard of. But what I admire about Joseph is his willingness to do what the angel, and by extension, God; told him to do without trying to “think it through”. Joseph seemed willing to let God handle the consequences of Joseph’s obedience.
Sometimes I tend to “overthink” the situation. I tend to wonder too much about “what if” or “what might” instead of just simply saying, “I will”. God has a plan and I don’t always, or really, ever, have to know the details of that plan. I just need to trust Him. Thank you Joseph for giving us such a great example.