Where are you from?

I watched a television show this week entitled, "Where are you from?” It follows high profiled people as they look at their ancestral roots. It was interesting and got me thinking about my own family. Like most people I am a mixed breed. German, Dutch, French and a little Indian make up my family. This is about all I know. I have never researched on ancestry.com or followed a genealogy. Everything I know is from the stories that my mom has told me. Families sometimes exaggerate so; I really have no idea what is reality.

My husband often will tell of his family’s roots that go back to Wales and Ireland as he tries to speak with an accent. It's funny but I am not sure that is sounds anything like the real accent.

I am sure that if I researched my family history more I would find the good, bad and ugly truth of my family. Where we come from is interesting and important information.

This is also true biblically. The genealogy or family line is significant and is included in the bible for a reason. Jesus has two family lines listed. One was from his adopted father Joseph in Matthew 1 and the other was from his mother Mary in Luke 3.

I love how God placed this information in the bible.  I think it was to show us how he fulfilled his promise to David.

In 2 Samuel 7:12-13. "When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever."

The line of David reaches through the line of Seth to Noah, through the line of Shem to Abraham. Then through the lines of Isaac, Jacob, Judah, David, and to Jesus.

Jesus line was also followed through Mary through David's son Nathan to show the bloodline.

I love that in Jesus’ lineage there are many different kinds of people. Five women are named which I just love! Then there are those who had less than stellar reputations. Jesus who was and is perfect did not come from an ancestry of perfect people!

There is hope for me!  I am not required to carry on my own families traits and sins!

There is so much more to this story.

Because of God's plan through Christ we have:

Access to the throne of God.

Forgiveness of Sins

A hope and a future


Been called children (heirs) of God

A new family in the body of Christ.


Thank you for new beginnings! Thank you for making a way for us to have a new life and a new identity because of Christ! Your love and plan is amazing! Help me to love and cherish the family of Christ that you have given to me! Amen!

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