The Social Refugee Response

The world of Joseph and Mary was vastly different than our own. Their engagement was legally binding as marriage. Mary’s pregnancy was scandalous and required immediate divorce by Joseph. And the fact that Joseph eventually married Mary led them to becoming social outcasts. If you’re confused on how they’re engaged, yet married, but then still need to get married, then it’s time to understand the Christmas story anew. Yes, Joseph and Mary did what God asked out of obedience, but it came at a cost. Their obedience led them to becoming social refugees. And our obedience often does the same. The question then becomes, “Now what?” How do we respond in a social refugee reality? Listen in and find out.

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