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Pastor David Hicks

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The story goes that a worried mother called the church office on the afternoon before the annual Christmas service to say that her young son, who was to play the role of Joseph in the Christmas play, had a cold and was in bed on doctor's orders.
The teacher said, "It's too late now to get another Joseph. We'll just have to write him out of the script." That's just what they did, and a few of those who watched the play that night realized that the cast was incomplete.
Come to think of it, Joseph doesn't really seem that important to the Christmas story as it speaks of ancient prophecies fulfilled, angels' announcements, the virgin and her holy Son, and a world receiving its Savior. Then again, when I thought about it some more I realized that Joseph is important to God. Read Matthew 1:18-25 to see what I mean.
Joseph was an ordinary person who was important to God. Come to think of it, so are the rest of us!
David Hicks, Pastor
Hawkins First United Methodist Church