Do you enjoy finding out about your heritage? Do you love listening to stories about your ancestors? Do you track the genealogy of your family? I do. I like hearing stories about my family members. I like learning about their struggles and their successes. I have also discovered in those stories some family traits that I share with them. As Christians, we also share in the genealogy of Christ. The Gospel of Matthew records a listing of the genealogy of Jesus and among those listed are five women.
“A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon whose mother had been Uriah’s wife, …and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary of who was born Jesus, who is called Christ.” Matthew 1:1-6, 16
You’re invited to join me next week as I begin a five part series on the Women in the Lineage of Christ. I can’t wait to see what we will learn about them and about ourselves. I hope you’ll come!