”…the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them.” [Matt. 2:7b-8a]
Why the genealogy…why all the begets? …familiar question until the names begin to ‘jump out’. Tamar—played the harlot—Ruth the foreigner—Uriah’s wife [Bathsheba]—caught in sexual scandal—Rehab—was a harlot. All born and lived according to God’s exact timing—the One who knows when a sparrow falls to the ground certainly knows the conception of every child. Proof positive that God doesn’t just come for sinners He comes through them for His divine purposes—Each one BORN TO SERVE.
When your eyes are fastened on Christ who you were fades—who you are is fashioned as God’s workmanship created to do good works—an instrument in the hands of the Living and loving God. Each one born to serve…everyone sent and linked to the Salvation of all men! Each was born to be part of ‘a living legacy’.
It was the exact time when the star appeared announcing the birth of Christ. Born at the exact time you also are a link—carrying the presence of God into the world—preparing the way as members of the Body of Christ bringing His glorious revelation into this generation. The Body of Christ the great convocation of humanity saved by Grace—lives sanctified through the Holy Spirit to become the Holy Bride of Christ. The Bride in unity with the Spirit will speak forth the final invitation with the words, “…let him who hears say, “Come!” whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whosever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life” [Revelation 22:17]
Further Reading: Proverbs 21:1-3, Matthew 1-2:7
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