Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. – Matthew 1:19
I guess it’s natural for parents to have some kind of worry. I worry about her teen years.
As one friend put it, with a boy, you have one boy to worry about; with a girl, you have thousands of boys to worry about.
Joseph couldn’t even get past the news of Mary’s pregnancy before he started to worry.
I worry about her future, but Joseph was worried about his own. Can you imagine the reactions people would give to his story?
“But it’s a holy child, conceived by God.”
“Uh huh, right. And you want me to believe that?”
It took an angel to clarify his role for him. I’m not expecting that kind of clarity, but I do know that we are committed to praying to God for our baby girl, for our role as parents and for every day of her life.
I will just strive to be the righteous kind of person that Joseph was. Maybe baby girl will pick up that attribute. If she does, we’ll be just right.