God uses the strangest things to fulfill His plan and promises.
Infertility, fractured family, a manipulative polygamist, betrayal and banishment, one-night-stand, prostitute, mixed ethnicities, neglect, murder and adultery, out of wedlock teen pregnancy, and a guy taking care of a kid that isn’t his.
Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Jesse, David, Mary, Joseph respectively, and that’s not even half the messed up stuff in Jesus’ heritage.
Then there’s being born in a barn, sleeping in an animals’ food bowl, unwashed strangers visiting, traveling for days as a newborn, and escaping certain death as a toddler.
Such strange circumstances for the King of kings’ family tree and entrance to the world.
I’m so glad He was born anyway.
“[Jesus] was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.” – Isaiah 53:3a
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” – Genesis 50:20