“This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus, the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham….” (Matthew 1:1, NLT)
Thank you, God,
That the genealogy of your Son is a lineage of grace, a testimony to the reach of your love throughout the generations.
Thank you for reaching across those generations for me. And for ever so patiently grafting me into that tree. Thank you for the firmness of your and the tenderness of your touch. I have needed both at one time or another, and doubtless I will need both again. Continue to lift and to prune. To water and to weed. And to do whatever it takes to bring me to a place where I have something to offer others.
O Lord, who watched so faithfully over those families who waited for the Savior to come, watch over my family who waits for him to come again ….
(from Moments With The Savior by Ken Gire)