“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”(John 14:6 ESV)
“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”(1 Timothy 2:5 ESV)
I had a friend call me the other day to tell me she found a book with Mom’s name in it. She said she must have gotten it from one of Mom’s yard sales. Did I want it back? I thought sure. So I went to get it. It’s a fictional account of Jesus’s life. It’s based on scripture. But I got thinking last night what it must have been like raising God’s son.
First off, let’s talk about Mary. I have heard that she was around 14 when she married Joseph. I know back then they married young. But shortly after getting married she gave birth to Jesus. So basically she was a child raising a child. And not just any child, God’s child.
Do you think Joseph had doubts? Do you think he thought how are we going to do this? We, mere mortals, raising the son of God. What if we mess up? Will he send lightening to strike us down?
Valid thoughts. But no answers. Let’s talk about Jesus.
How would you correct him? Let’s say he is a toddler just learning to walk. You’re at your parents house and Jesus makes a grab for something on the coffee table. You tell him no. Would God tell you to let Him be? He’s just a baby. How about the teen years? Teens can get a bit rebellious sometimes. What if He wanted to borrow the donkey to go out with His friends? What if Joseph or Mary said no, “You’re grounded. Go to Your room and think about what You did.”
But truthfully, I don’t think they had issues raising Jesus. He is perfect in every way. Jesus is the mediator between us and God. He pleads our case for us before God. Jesus fights our battles for us. Still, I am glad Mary and Joseph had the responsibility of raising Jesus. Think of the stress of raising God’s son.
Have a great day.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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