The Rejection Of Mary
by Charles M Harrison
I do believe that Joseph
had family in Bethlehem,
so have you ever wondered
why he chose to stay at an inn.
If you think a little about it
the reason you will ascertain
for he did not want to cause
Mary to suffer more pain.
Can’t you hear the conversation
about his pregnant bride to be.
And how it could have happened
that a good man like he.
Would still marry such a hussy
who surely fell from grace.
That did not have the decency
to hide away her face.
Now Joseph will be burdened
with this weight like a heavy stone.
His parents would not have arranged
the marriage if they could have known.
Just what kind of woman
Mary would turn out to be.
Unwed and pregnant by another
what an embarrassment to see.
But Joseph believed his betrothed
and what his God had said.
For he knew the old stories
and the prophecies that were said.
When his family told him we welcome you,
but not that woman into our home.
Oh how those hateful words
must have cut him to the bone.
I can see him shouting out loud
we would much rather stay at an inn,
until we have been counted
and can return to our home once again.
If you have read the Bible
the Nativity story is no stranger.
Maybe, just maybe this is how
Jesus came to born in a manger.
So now when you hear the story
on Christmas day or night.
I hope that you will see it
it a new and different light.
Author's Note: A different look at the Nativity Story
Posted on 12/23/2006
Copyright © 2023 Charles M Harrison