I remember a tongue-in-cheek t-shirt that read, “You're just jealous because the voices don't speak to you.” As we continue our Advent series today, we respond to the invitation to Come And Hear. With so many voices bombarding us every day, spiritual listening is a crucial skill. Joseph is the least known of the Holy Family but a young man of remarkable character. Just like our physical hearing is guided by our mental attention, so too in spiritual listening we hear what we focus on. Even though we have no record of God speaking to Joseph audibly, God spoke clearly to him through dreams, just like his namesake in Genesis.
How does the Lord communicate with you? I hope we all hear this morning the sweet comforting hope Advent boldly declares.
Dr. Mark Brewer
Interim Senior Pastor