Have you ever research your family tree? I had a great-great grandfather who fought in the Civil War. Another was a tailor and another built several churches in his state. Many were pioneers in the early history of America and came from different countries.

What if you discovered that there were more than a few skeletons in your closet; like a murderer, a child molester, an adulterer, a thief? We all have someone of questionable integrity in our ancestry- people we’d like to forget about or keep hidden from public notice.

Even though His true Father was sinless and so was He, there were those in Jesus’ human genealogy that were way less than perfect. I think that must be why there are so many begats in the Bible. It’s important for us to know that Jesus was not only true God, but also a man – just like us.  His family included murderers (Cain,) adulterers (David,) prostitutes (Rahab,) and other sinners. He also made it His purpose in life to minister to sinners, the scum of the earth, the neediest of us all.

Because He took on human nature, He felt the full impact of sin without actually sinning Himself. God’s covenant with man was perfect.  He gave Himself as the lamb without blemish to take away the sin of the world. 

That perfect union between God and man was restored when Jesus lived as a servant as an example for us and  took all our troubles, cares and sins upon His own back .  Through His death, our sin and guilt also perished.  Through His unselfish act, He proved His Godhead by returning to life on the third day.  He laid the path for our resurrection and eternal life.  His sacrifice guarantees all believers a place in His family. Halleluiah!



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Linda Lee says:

    This is an excellent, beautifully written post. If I knew of an award for “A Most Excellent Post,”I would offer it here. 😀

    I also did some research on my family tree. I was very surprised by what I found — and didn’t find. I did not find any relation to any US president… but my parents and a grandmother told me that we were distant cousins of Dwight Eisenhower and descended from John Tyler. Not true!

    However, I did find ancestors who fought in the Civil war, and I also discovered that I am descended from a Pilgrim couple who landed on Plymouth Rock in 1623, on the second ship after the Mayflower. Very cool.

    And yes, I found some skeletons… of which some people would say that I am one. But I am REDEEMED! Praise Jesus!


  2. dnorris99 says:

    Luv the cartoon.

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