Reconnect One: GenealogyDecember 24, 2018
Every family seems to have at least one aunt or uncle who is obsessed with the family tree. They’ve researched the generations past, they’ve visited cemeteries and court houses and scoured family bibles for evidence of those who have come and gone before us.
Genealogy holds a particular fascination because it helps to locate us in a lineage, to help us know who we are, where we come from and to whom we belong. That’s precisely what the genealogy of Jesus provides in Matthew chapter 1.
We learn that Jesus is the son of David, son of Abraham and son of God. The women in his genealogy reveal his multi-ethnic heritage and his adoption by Joseph foreshadows the adoption of those who believe in His name and through Him become the children of God. There’s so much going on in Jesus’ genealogy! And as Christians it’s our shared family tree.