What About Joseph?

A Christmas Wish - Christmas Star
What About Joseph?
by Michael Doyle

Following the Lord God means obedience
But when push comes to shove, she grew in diligence
While Joseph played out his part unsung
Holding his head upright and not hung

Trusting in God even when it was hard
Willing to keep going and to never discard
The Mother of God, who told her true story
And Joseph bowed to his knees before God's glory

In a time of Old Testament law there was one law
T o be stoned to death outside the city wall
Troubled Joseph was visited by an angel in a dream
Quietly sealing the truth within its holy seam

The steps of the righteous are guided with love
Directed as those are with trust in the above
This is the question that must be tested
To trust in the holy scripture that cannot be bested

Then all there is to do is simply follow
Through the depths of faith, not by being shallow
Doing what must be done to please an audience of one
So that Mary would give birth to the Holy Son

Brave enough to stay on this holy journey
Joseph quietly loved Mary with great empathy
He brought the holy family out into the night
For the sake of holiness that would be this world's light


(c) December 21, 2021 Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved
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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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