These four women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba have something in common. They are grandmothers in Jesus’ family tree! Grandmothers! Some had affairs, some were prostitutes. Some lied and were not the starry eyes perfect princesses. But still God chose them... These four broken women. That’s why they have crowns. A symbol of grace and love from our Creator and Redeemer.
The family tree of Christ startlingly notes not one woman but four. Four broken women who felt like outsiders, like has-beens, like never-beens. Women who were weary of being taken advantage of, of being unnoticed, uncherished and unappreciated. Women who didn’t fit in, didn’t know how to keep going or what to believe, where to go. Women who thought about giving up. And yet Jesus claims exactly these women. Wandering, wondering, wounded, worn out...and His.
He grafts you into His line, His story and His heart. He gives you His name, His lineage, and His righteousness.
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Romans 5:18, 19
1 Corinthians 15:22