In this time of preparation for the coming of Christ during the Advent season, I have been injured and therefore I’ve been reading more and watching more when it comes to God and of course Jesus. And suddenly this story –this truth that I’ve heard a thousand times over, all comes together, because my heart was blind and now it’s learned to see.
And, what a view it is when my eyes are willing to work with my soul to see what God planned in the beginning would lead to, was preparing for in the here and now!
All the way back to Abraham we can clearly see how Jesus came to be. How God was preparing even then through sin. Prostitution, polygamy, paganism, etc it all led to David, King David and then we are gifted with Christ! Preplanned and prepared.
And Israel? All those names became the tribes of Israel. They all had a God given purpose too. Because God, he doesn’t make mistakes!
“And out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot” Isaiah 11:1
Then Mother Mary comes. The Immaculate conception was Mary’s conception because her soul was sanctified at the moment of its creation. God was prepared and so was the virgin mother! Mary was saved from Original Sin before it ever had a chance to greet her soul, and then, when she was about 14 years old God knew she was prepared –because HE had created her without sin for the purpose of carrying the Christ-child – and in that manger as Jesus lungs expanded as He drew His first breath, Mary ended one long chapter of preparation as she became the most holy mother to have ever lived and then the Christ-Chapter begins. Decades upon decades and generations back and again, the path to the cradle had been born. And that’s why the Bible shows us the lineage so many times, so we can pull out the characters and really see.