Joseph was chosen to be the earthly father
of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The child wasn't really his,
in the sense of flesh and blood.
He was only raising the child to fulfill His purpose on earth.
Then the Child would return to His true Father,
His Heavenly Father.
he's the rule.
Whether we're raising children we birthed
they belong to the Heavenly Father.
our children have to make that choice to belong themselves,
May we parents be like this young man,
who stayed by that manger,
diligently watching the child
who was under his loving care