This poem was inspired from a sermon series called “Ordinary People, Extraordinary God” delivered by Pastor Ryan Barnett on 12-15-2019. Joseph was a righteous man and had a call to justice by saying yes to being the earthly father of Jesus. He learned about these qualities of integrity from God who lovingly said yes to each of us so that He dwells among us, accepts us as His Child, and gives blessings that we can only imagine.
Ordinary Joseph Was used to fill a need And with obedience He would proceed. For the Angel told him It was okay To take Mary as wife Even in dismay. Joseph faithfully Said yes to the call Setting in motion A plan for us all. That God may dwell Among us today Emmanuel with us Showing the Way. More Blessings today Ready to accrue Because of God’s love Saying yes to you! Poem by Mark Shields – © 12-24-2019 Inspired by Sermon of Ryan Barnett – December 15, 2019Image Source