“Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ.” – Matthew 1:17
In 1985 Julie Delio of Arlington, Texas asked her mother to write a family history, but she decided her mother’s notes were completely unreliable. So in 2013, she became a participant on the television show “Genealogy Roadshow” in Austin, Texas. The television show is designed to trace genealogical roots.
Genealogist Kenyatta Berry researched Julie’s family and told her that her ancestors came from Ulster Province in Ireland. The family immigrated in 1735 or 1745 to Philadelphia and then moved to Rockbridge County, Virginia. There were clergy in the family, one of whom built a Presbyterian church in Rockbridge. Julie was stunned to find out that one of her ancestors was the legendary Texas governor Samuel Houston. She was also surprised to find out that that she was a relative of the current Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Though some people have an interesting family tree, only Jesus is the son of Abraham and the son of David. Jesus Christ is the Promised Son. Today in prayer, praise the Lord that He became a man, just as our Heavenly Father promised.
“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.” – C.S. Lewis
God’s Word: “Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli … the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.” – Luke 3:23, 38
By Peter Kennedy, Copyright 2013
What is a family
What is a family:
People who care
Who love, and live,
And work and share
Their lives, their joys
Their sorrows, their pain
In sunshine, in breezes,
In thunder, in rain.
When work is finished
And starlight’s at play
‘Tis the love of your family.
That, always, will stay.
Sandy Davis 11/4/2013