The Perfect Family Tree

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Navigating family dynamics during the holidays can be one of the most challenging aspects of the season. Amid our aspirations for the picture-perfect family photo and echoing sentiments of “I’ll be home for Christmas” and “There’s no place like home for the holidays,” we often encounter a reality far from the ideal. Holidays can stir emotions as we grapple with loss or confront the realities of our family's brokenness. Looking into Jesus' family tree, we see its imperfections when viewed through a worldly lens. However, within this imperfect family tree lies a remarkable revelation: God uses flawed people with checkered pasts. This “perfect” family tree reminds us that God's grace works through all of us. God uses ordinary people.