Joseph the Carpenter – The Musical
It has come to light that Mary, who is betrothed to Joseph, a Nazarene carpenter, is with child. Joseph is not the father, and his brother, Clopas, who is his partner, is adamant that Joseph should exercise his right by law, and have Mary stoned in dishonor.
Joseph is torn, unwilling to believe that Mary would be unfaithful, and yet the evidence is obvious.
His dilemma is resolved when Gabriel the archangel is sent to assure Joseph that both he and Mary have been chosen by God to be entrusted with His Son. Mary was chosen to give birth to the Savior, but it was His Abba Joseph who was chosen to guide Jesus as He grew in wisdom and knowledge. It was a role Joseph very easily could have rejected.