An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David.
Reflection. Where we come from is important. Matthew roots Jesus in his Jewish history. Of course, many of the names are well known. If you have been following these start and end of the books of the Bible regularly, you might recall the story of Ruth. Ruth met Boaz, their relationship led directly to King David, and onwards to Jesus. Where we come from is important.
Whom do you look back to in your family? Whom do you look back to in your Christian story?
Prayer. Lord Jesus, we give thanks for your human history. We give thanks for own history. Amen.