The genealogy of Jesus
Reading: Luke 3:23-38
Today’s passage may sound a bit strange to the ears of those of us who live in the 21st century, yet there is great beauty and truth in reading it.
If we remember the purpose that the Holy Spirit put in the author of this Gospel, Luke, we could observe several interesting aspects. Let us take just two, the most important in our opinion:
Jesus, the son of David: Jesus is the promised Messiah, and therefore, it was necessary that He be a descendant of David. The Bible tells us that He was, both on Mary’s and Joseph’s side. Jesus is the Son of David, the Promised King, whose Kingdom will have no end. Jesus is the Son of God.
Jesus, the son of Adam: Jesus is man, fully man. Jesus is the Savior of men. His people are not identified with a specific territory, with a specific race. His sheep are of every tribe, tongue and nation. He has come to redeem us. He is the second Adam, through whom we are reconciled to the Father!
MEDITATE: Do we keep in mind every day that Jesus Christ is both God and man? Our Creator and our Savior?