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"A family record of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers." —Matthew 1:1- 2
God, being the Creator and the Trinity-family, loves genealogies. Because He loves to list the members of His chosen people, there are many genealogies in the Old Testament. The Lord even begins the New Testament by tracing the genealogy of Joseph and Jesus.
God loves genealogies because He loves:
This partially explains God's love for genealogies and for you. God loves you amazingly, unconditionally, perfectly, and infinitely. This is the meaning of Christmas and of life.
Prayer: Father, thank You for loving people and me so much that You gave Your Son to die for us (see Jn 3:16).
Promise: "The scepter shall never depart from Judah." —Gn 49:10
Praise: Gloria's grandmother prayed in perseverance and faith for her to return to the Church. Jesus honored her prayers and enabled her to see her granddaughter receive Him.
Nihil Obstat: Reverend Edward J. Gratsch, June 20, 1996
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, June 26, 1996