This morning I picked up the Scriptures and started reading through Matthew’s account of the Gospel. I didn’t get far before I had to stop. For those who are familiar with Matthew’s book, you know it starts off with a genealogy, the family tree of Jesus. Now I wouldn’t recommend that you start writing a book this way. It is not the most attention grabbing beginning and there is no obvious hook to keep you reading. However, as I was reading through this list again I was amazed at not just the names, and there are some big names in there, but at how much detail had to happen for this list to come together. I was left in awe. Just how big is this picture God is paining in his word? Just how big is He to arrange all the details to bring about its completion?
As God put together just the right plan to bring about the birth of His Son, so too has God brought about your entrance into the world and the events that shape and make you who you are. Take a moment to ponder the God who creates and orders and brings His plan to fulfillment this morning.
This is a video of Andrew Peterson singing through Matthew’s words. May this song get stuck in your head and cause you to reflect on God’s greatness today.