Someone recently posted an awkward article from The Daily Mail on Facebook, [Tuesday, February 10th, 2015]. The headline was, “The Archbishop of Canterbury's wife, her dozens of female lovers and a very surprising peek behind the prim facade of Victorian Britain.”
Do you ever wonder about your own ancestors? Some of mine were a dicey lot. I come, in part, from a long line of Scottish Border Reivers who made their living stealing cattle from the English and providing mercenary cavalry for European wars. Some of my more immediate ancestors were alcoholics who ended their lives in suicide.
But frankly, what of it? Did you ever consider what the ancestors of Jesus were like? How about the disgusting story of Judah and his sons Er and Onan, and their poor wife Tamar? Or, how about the story of King Manasseh, one of the most corrupt kings of Israel?
No matter where you dig in our ancestral backgrounds you find dirt. But consider this. Christ Jesus, the Son of the Living God became incarnate in a very human family with a very human lineage. That is what it means to be human. He became one of us to carry us all back to our true Father in Heaven.
Only one thing is required of us, and that is to accept Him and His labour of love on our behalf, and follow Him!