"But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who
were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons."
Before a few years ago, I don’t think that I ever thought much about Joseph’s role in Jesus’ life. Now when I think of it, I would imagine that there must have been some difficulties for Joseph in knowing that Jesus was not his biological son, and yet Joseph took Jesus as His own son, an adoption of sorts. This adopted son, who was placed into Joseph’s family, secured our right to be adopted into God’s family. Our redemption did not necessitate our adoption, but our adoption certainly necessitated our redemption. At the perfect time in human history, Jesus became a human baby to save us out of a life of ruin and into a loving family. What great love! What a great Son!