When you look at other people, what do you see? Do you see an image of what you want (or don’t want) to look like? Do you see a friend? Do you just see a person? Do you see a person that has a purpose and a role to play in God’s story of redemption? What do you think others see when they look at you?
When we read the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth, we typically flip right past the family trees without thinking twice. What if we took a deeper look? What if we looked at those names as people who had a purpose, people with a role to play in God’s story or redemption? This Sunday night, that's exactly what we're going to do!
The truth is when we look through the genealogies of Jesus, we can see individuals who played a critical role in God’s story. They all had a purpose, and God used them (in spite of their past) to bring about Jesus. What role do you play?
See you there!!