He Had Grandparents Too

Do you find yourself pondering a lot, at this time of year, about Jesus and his family ?

Many of my thoughts are about Mary, how she gave birth to Jesus, and also raised him. I think of her as she fed him, watched him learn to walk, washed his clothes, and did all the things that moms do for their children.

As a grandmother, I also remember that Jesus had grandparents. Mary’s parents were Ann and Joachim. Most protestant Christians are not familiar with them, but they are part of Catholic tradition. We remember that tradition transmitted the faith long before the Bible was written.

I was reading a very interesting post the other day about the book of Hebrews, and I remembered that this book of the Bible narrowly escaped being removed from the Bible by Martin Luther, who discarded other parts of the traditional Catholic Bible.

It has been 12 months since I started blogging.

It has been very satisfying, especially reading your inspirational posts.

I hope you have enjoyed learning a bit about Newfoundland, surely one of the friendliest places on the planet !

It is also my prayer that perhaps I have helped to create a bit more unity amongst everyone.

This is my last blog post of the year.

I wish you all a blessed and holy Christmas Season.

32 thoughts on “He Had Grandparents Too

  1. Hello! Sally πŸ€—
    Life of Jesus and Mary is discussed so vividly in Holy Qur’an.
    And it mentions that Jesus had grand parents. Chapter #4 of Holy Qur’an tells us about the lives of Mary and Jesus in much detail.
    God bless you!

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  2. Hi Sally, Merry Christmas! Thank you for such a thought provoking post about Jesus. We think of Him as a baby at Christmas and of his death at Easter, but not about his childhood and the years before His ministry. I also like to think of what it must have been like with his sibling interactions. Thank you for reminding us He had grandparents too!

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    1. Hi Rachel ! Thanks for these comments. I was just now thinking of how difficult it was for Mary and Joseph to flee with Jesus to Egypt after his birth because King Herod was after him. πŸ€—

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      1. My pleasure. I also nominated you for the Barnabas encouragement award. You volunteered to pray for me as I go through my doctoral studies. It means a lot to me. Your posts encourage me to keep believing. You model what the love of Christ can do to the human spirit, soul, and body. Thank you for your obedience. May the good father continue to strengthen youπŸ™β™₯️

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      2. Thanks, Temi, and I will continue to pray. You will do well ! Prayer is essential, since completing doctoral studies is a challenging process that only someone who has completed the process can fully understand. This comment was very encouraging to me and it is wonderful to end the year on such a wonderful note. Let us continue to be people of prayer and encouragement. πŸ€—

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