The kids and I were reading Matthew Chapter 1 yesterday morning. It is the account of the lineage of Jesus Christ. Like many other sections in the Bible, at first glance it may seem completely irrelevant and ridicously redundant. (Yes, I just said there are sections of the Bible that seem completely irrelevant and ridicously redundant.)
In the past, I used to skip those sections. Over time, I began to place faith in the fact that God had to have had some reason for including those sections. There must be some significance- some lesson to be learned.
Yesterday, after re-reading the ever-so-long genealogy of Christ- this is what I learned: Seemingly insignificant choices can make a majorly significant impact.
As I read Christ’s lineage one name stuck out: Ruth. Ruth was a woman who chose to stay with her mother-in-law after her husband died. She made a commitment to follow her wherever she went. That choice eventually led her into the arms of a new husband- and essentially straight into the line of the lineage of Christ. Ruth’s seemingly insignificant choice to stay with her mother-in-law shaped history- ushered in kings like David and Solomon- and eventually ushered in the King of Kings- Jesus Christ.
Oh, to get our minds wrapped around this… To see the significance and impact of our choices… To behold the wonder and marvel that in every moment we have the opportunity to usher in Christ.
Seemingly insignificant choices can make a majorly significant impact.
Something to think about.