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Matthew 1: Doing What is Right

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Georde de la Tour: St. Joseph the Carpenter

George de la Tour: St. Joseph the Carpenter

Joseph was a man who always did what was right, but he did not want to disgrace Mary publicly; so he made plans to break the engagement privately. While he was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. (Matthew 1:19-20)

There are many times in our own lives when we do not understand our circumstances. We might use Joseph as an example of how to move forward in the face of deep grief or fear. Rather than allow fear and doubt to paralyze us, we must turn to what we know, and we must turn to God.

When we live in the Creator, wisdom always arrives. When we live in Christ, courage always finds us. And when we live in the Spirit, peace takes over our lives . . . even on those days when they are filled with strife.

To learn more about this painting, click on the image. 

Over the next few weeks we will be away from easy internet access but we will be pausing to read scripture and to pray and reflect at noon, keeping those in The Noontime Circle in mid-day prayer. You may want to click on the Connecting at Noon page on this blog at: https://thenoontimes.com/connecting-at-noon/ Or you may want to follow a series of brief posts that begins today, inspired by paintings of the life of Jesus Christ  that can be found at: 

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