Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Lent Bible Challenge | Day 7
March 4
Luke 3:21-37

Where do you come from? Who are your people? These are questions often asked of those that lead, those that step out, those that we would follow. Didn't our national community ask that of the candidates in our last presidential election? We in a sense want to know where someone's come from before they lead us somewhere else. Luke has been talking about how the world will be turned upside down by the Messiah to come - we've experienced such calls to new ways of living and radical reorientation of life and then there's a genealogy? Jesus is recognized by God's Spirit as the song of God - and then Luke include this long list, tracing Jesus through Joseph back to Adam. It's easy to skip over - it sure seems boring and irrelevant - yet Luke intentionally included it in his writing. Where do we come from? Who are our people?

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