Jesse Tree – Day 23: Joseph

Yesterday, we talked about Mary for our Jesse Tree reading. So, isn’t it a good idea to continue the story with Joseph? 🙂

Here is the ornament!

It’s Joseph! The crochet pattern, if you want to make one of your own, is right here.

And now, let’s look at Joseph’s part in accepting Christ… with plenty of pictures, of course!

Joseph

NABRE

Matthew 1

18Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit. 19Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly.

The Anxiety of St. Joseph, by James Tissot, c. 1886-94. Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York, United States. Via IllustratedPrayer.com
The Anxiety of St. Joseph, by James Tissot, c. 1886-94. Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York, United States.

NABRE

Matthew 1

20 Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. 21She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Saint Joseph's Dream, by Vicente López Portaña, c. 1791-92. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.
Saint Joseph’s Dream, by Vicente López Portaña, c. 1791-92. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.

NABRE

Matthew 1

22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,and they shall name him Emmanuel,”which means “God is with us.”

The Dream of St. Joseph, by Anton Raphael Mengs, c. 1773-74. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Via IllustratedPrayer.com
The Dream of St. Joseph, by Anton Raphael Mengs, c. 1773-74. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.

NABRE

Matthew 1

24When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.

The Marriage of the Virgin, by Raphael, c. 1504. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy.
The Marriage of the Virgin, by Raphael, c. 1504. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy.

NABRE

Matthew 1

25He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.

The Nativity, by  Jacopo Tintoretto, c. 1550-70. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
The Nativity, by Jacopo Tintoretto, c. 1550-70. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Finally! A picture of the Nativity! We are so close to Christmas!!! 🙂

Karina Tabone

Karina Tabone is a wife, mother of three, author, blogger, and lover of Christian artwork. She's the author of the Illustrated Rosary series, which pairs every prayer of the Rosary with beautiful religious artwork. She likes also milkshakes, sunshine, and mystery novels. Follow her on Twitter at @illustr_prayer

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