04 Jan Luke 2:33

33 And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.

Although Mary and Joseph knew the importance of their son, Joseph is still impressed when certain things were said about Him, about things He did, and His character. For those of us who have kids we know what it is like to feel they can accomplish anything, but it garners certain significance when someone else observes their character and gives a compliment. This is how the parents of Jesus felt. Of course, they knew He was special, but hearing other people acknowledge that meant something to them. Words are powerful, especially when they come from those whom we respect. Use this week to encourage someone who respects you, as it will go a long way.