By Stan Guthrie
Every Advent, much of the media spotlight shines on the Virgin Mary. She is the subject of countless cover stories, it seems. And no wonder. Mary says, “From now on all generations will call me blessed” (Luke 1:48), a statement that is impossible to dispute.
Yet the season also gives us another, less-celebrated disciple whose faithful obedience changed the course of history—Joseph, the husband of Mary and human father of Jesus. Joseph, like his Old Testament namesake, was a dreamer—and sometimes the carpenter’s dreams led to divine interruptions.