#778 – Our Genealogy

Good morning people with a blessed hope and calling

Matthew 1:1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Jesus’ true genealogy, His rightful genealogy, should read something like this:

A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God; He is the Eternal Word, the Everlasting God and the Creator of All.

Yet Jesus Christ the Eternal Son of God, put aside all that He had always been and humbled Himself for the sake of His divine mission and calling. The “Son of God” was called the “son of David” and the “son of Abraham”.

Our finite, human and limited minds cannot even start to comprehend what this meant for the One who was and always is God. This was no small exchange. This was the greatest “difference” in all of history. It was the greatest “putting aside” in eternity. It was the greatest “sacrifice” that has ever or will ever be.

Sometimes in our commitment to fulfilling our call we need to lay aside some of our “rights” and “privileges”. Sometimes we become isolated and we lose our sense of identity and worth because we now find ourselves in a place where we never thought we would be.

Jesus laid everything aside in the most extreme way for you and I. What are we willing to lay aside for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ?