The Heart of Joseph

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Jesus grew up without his biological dad.

Joseph married Mary, knowing she was pregnant with a child that was not his own.  He knew that the marriage to her was a package deal, that the boy came with the girl.

I wonder if he had to learn to love Jesus.  I mean, I imagine Jesus was an easy kid, so maybe that part was easier.

But Joseph wasn’t his dad.  God was.  (And is.)  If we can draw any form of biology from the Trinity.

God laid in Joseph’s heart a deep, bonding love to raise a child he had not conceived with his wife.Father With Children Sunset

And this discovery deepens my prayer for ‘the new daddy.’  Our Joseph, so to speak.

May God give him a deep, bonding love to raise two boys that didn’t start out as his own.

I will marry for nothing less.

Tricia Lott Williford

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  1. Tricia,

    I love your blog. Thank you for sharing these thoughts. It gives me added insights on my prayers with Hannah for a new Daddy. 🙂

  2. Amen and amen! Thank you for this post. I needed this reminder. Being a single parent is never easy. And dating with kids adds so many more factors. God bless the partners who not only take on a family but actually become a parent!

  3. amen sister. 🙂

  4. Tricia when you posted a pic of you and Peter with your boys last week I thought to myself, I want him to love her boys as much as their Dad did… it was like a little arrow prayer that I shot up to heaven. Instantly I heard, “He can be her Joseph… He loved me even though I was not biologically his”… and I swear I felt the Holy Spirit say to me… “Joseph adored me, he was special, I WAS his”. When I read this post I got goose bumps… I truly pray that you have found your Joseph

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