Good Morning November 1

The Bible spends quite a number of pages on listing genealogies. It was quite important to the Jews. This has been a fascinating subject for many today, as well. Some people take great pride in the fact that they descended from some famous person. The Pharisees of Jesus day were very proud that they were descendants of Abraham, but Jesus topped them all. He said, “before Abraham was born, I AM.”(John 8:58) He existed before all mankind. He is God. Our own lineage can be interesting. But when we are born of water and the Spirit in baptism (John 3:5) our lineage is immediately traced to Jesus. Not only is He our direct ancestor, He is our living Brother today. No one can be in a better family than that.