Matthew 1:18-25 & 25:14-30

Who is the faithful servant? Joseph of Nazareth, that’s who. When Mary tells Joseph she is pregnant, his first reaction isn’t a cheery, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” No, he assumes what any of us would conclude was going on, and he sets out to end their betrothal. But then God enters the scene in a dream. He speaks to Joseph about the identity of Jesus and Joseph, like everyone else who follows Christ, hears and heeds the voice of God. Joseph was a faithful agent as earthly father to the newborn King! Like the faithful servants in the parable of the talents, Joseph proved faithful to Jesus’s heavenly Father. What will you do with what you have?