Tabby the Cat: Jesus' Daddy

If God is Jesus' father, then who is Joseph?


Dear Morgan,

This was such a good question that I had my friend Tara the Turtle help me with an answer. Together we looked in God's Word, the Bible. In Matthew 3:17, God calls Jesus His Son, ". . . This is my Son, whom I love." You are right when you say, "God is Jesus' father," but God is His heavenly father. Joseph was his father too, but his earthly father. Think of it this way: Just like your dad is your earthly father, Joseph was Jesus' earthly father. God is Jesus' heavenly Father just as God is your heavenly Father. The Bible says in John 14:6, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father (our heavenly Father) except through Me." When we believe in Jesus, God becomes our heavenly Father and He will always be there for you just like your earthly father is.


Tabby the Cat

Tabby the Cat answers are written by Tabitha Rudge Smith.  If your child or grandchild has a question for Tabby, please e-mail her.  Although she may be unable to personally answer each one, she will answer questions in future newsletters.