We are familiar with the story of Jesus’s birth to Mary, who was engaged to marry Joseph. She was a virgin at the time of conception, but Joseph doubted when she said that she had conceived through the Holy Spirit. Joseph did not even seek to punish Mary for what he perceived that she had done. Imagine being engaged to someone, who then says that they are expecting a child that you know isn’t yours? “And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.” (Matthew 1:19)
The bible described Joseph as being a just (upright) man. It is because Joseph was a man of integrity and great character why he was chosen to marry the mother of Jesus. And God never intended to leave Mary to carry out this assignment on her own. An angel was sent to reassure Joseph that what Mary said was true. Sometimes in our relationships, we struggle to trust the people that we love. I think it’s safe to say that we can trust God even when we don’t trust others. And if the other person has a relationship with God, then we can trust God to work on their heart.
It was Joseph’s relationship with God, that made him stay with Mary, when she was pregnant with a baby that wasn’t his. Imagine him having to explain the story to his family or friends. And even when he thought that she had done something wrong, he was still willing to treat her fairly. We can learn a lot from Joseph’s example of love and uprightness. But more so we see that God covers all the bases and when he asks us to carry out an assignment, he will take care of absolutely everything.
I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.
Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.
I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.
I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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