Milo Manheim Describes His Role As Joseph In Journey To Bethlehem

The new film “Journey to Bethlehem,” a musical, tells the remarkable story of the birth of Jesus Christ but also focuses some of its attention on the other people who were vitally important in pulling off that world-changing miracle, including Joseph.

Joseph, of course, was the husband of Mary and the earthly father of Jesus. But before taking Mary as his wife, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. Joseph was told to take Mary as his wife, and that the child in her was of the Holy Spirit. Joseph was also to name the baby Emmanuel. 

Joseph, like Mary, was given a tall task. It would have required Joseph to possess a lot of faith and trust in the Lord to fulfill the job at hand. In the new film, “Journey to Bethlehem,” Joseph is played by Milo Manheim. 

Milo, in a clip posted on YouTube, talked about his role as Joseph and how he came to realize that Joseph is essentially a normal, average human being. He was just willing to listen and be a faithful and committed servant of the Lord. 

“I had this idea of who Joseph needed to be, and then I got here, and I realized, he’s just a guy,” he said. “He’s just a guy that has no idea what he’s doing.”

Later in the clip, Milo mentions how playing the Earthly father of Jesus Christ has personally changed him.

“This story has changed me in so many ways,” Milo said. “It’s made me think differently about my life. It’s been, it’s been incredible, and I, my number one priority was to honor this story. And while Joseph is fun, and enthusiastic and a funny guy, I wanted to do him justice.”

He added that it “has been an incredible honor” to play Joseph and be a part of the film “Journey to Bethlehem.”

Matthew 1:20 “But while he thought on these things, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, have no fear of taking Mary as your wife; because that which is in her body is of the Holy Spirit.”

Source: AFFIRM Films

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