We have reached the 4th Sunday of Advent! Throughout this season we have been “Getting Ready” for Jesus’ coming. This is not just to celebrate His coming as a child in Bethlehem, but also to prepare for His Second Coming as Lord. Today, through the story of Joseph, we see the importance of heeding God’s Word. Sometimes God calls us not to the easy task, but to the difficult one. This was certainly the case for Joseph – his life would become much more complicated in taking on the role of stepfather to Jesus. Yet what an amazing role he played in God’s Kingdom! As you worship and hear God’s Word today, may He grant you the same faith and courage as Joseph to heed His call in your life.